This section links to official statements about FASD and alcohol in pregnancy provided by Government, along with other mentions in Parliament. This is a start – it is not yet complete and will be updated over time.
1 – Government policy regarding Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) should be reviewed with urgency.
2 – Increased training on FASD is essential for achieving Government’s goals.
3 – There is a continuing need for prevalence studies of the full FASD spectrum, but this does not justify inaction regarding improved delivery of diagnosis and support.
4 – FASD should be linked with Government efforts to improve mental health – stakeholders should be engaged.
5 – Policy leverage points exist and should be further explored.
6- This is the beginning of a heightened dialogue, engagement with constituents is key.
A new series of informative notes from NOFAS-UK that make FASD-related government policy discussions more accessible to a wider audience, and draw attention of decision-makers to moments of opportunity.