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Family Drug and Alcohol Courts: the East Sussex Experience

Presentation from BASW's Special Interest Group in Alcohol and Other Drugs, which took place on the 16th September 2015

FDAC provides a problem-solving, therapeutic approach to care proceedings in cases where parental drug and alcohol use is a key element in the local authority decision to bring proceedings.

Drug and alcohol use is a major risk factor for child maltreatment: features in up to two thirds of care applications, with patterns of repeat care proceedings on subsequent children.