Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Multi-agency Workshop

Date & Time:

Tuesday 5 May 2020 (10:00 - 16:00)

Notify me of future occurences of this event


Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road Woking Surrey GU22 7QQ


Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Multi-agency Workshop
Provided by Joanna Buckard Director of Red Balloon Training & Consultancy  

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading known preventable intellectual disability and is only caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Recent International studies have suggested that between 3% and 6% of people may have this condition. This would means that there could statistically be between 21,000 and 42,000 babies born a year with this condition in the UK, though it is unlikely that many would be diagnosed. A recent screening prevalence has shown an even higher prevalence  Naturally these babies grow up and will require support throughout their lives.
Undiagnosed children may be diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, as being on the autistic spectrum, as having behavioural problems or as having had poor parenting. Studies suggest that without the correct support an individual is more likely to have a range of issues including; mental health problems, trouble with the police, homelessness and difficulty with social relationships and employment.
Some experts believe that very high numbers of looked after children could have been exposed to alcohol prenatally.      
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
•   Identify the causes and the long term effects of FASD
•   Explain the difference between FAS (Foetal Alcohol Syndrome) and FASD
•   Identify the behaviours and needs of someone with FASD throughout their different life stages
•   Explore the possibility that some of their clients may be affected by FASD
•   Understand how to get a diagnosis
•   Assess how the clients can best be supported and identify strategies to achieve this

Places Available:



Please Login or Register to book

Further Information:


Joanna Buckard

Venue Details:

Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road Woking Surrey GU22 7QQ

(01483 519900)

Please sign in at the reception and the trainer will come and collect you.

By Train: Woking station is seven minutes walk away and has a frequent and fast services across Surrey and SW London, including Guildford, Farnham, Haslemere and Surbiton. It is 30 mins from London Waterloo
It is a 7 minute walk from Woking station to Quadrant Court.
• Exit the station from Platform 5 (not town centre side).
• Turn right along Station Approach.
• Cross over at pedestrian crossing to Magistrate’s Court.
• Pass Magistrate’s Court and Police Station on your left.
• Cross Heathside Rd
• Cross over Guildford Rd (main road) to Quadrant Court on the opposite side.

By Bus:
34, 35, 71, 81, 436, 463 and 548 buses all stop within two minutes
walk of Quadrant Court.

By Car:
From London/ M25:
• Take A3 (J10, M25) towards Guildford
• Exit A3 at Ripley. Follow signs to Woking along A247
• Join A320 (Guildford Rd)
• Turn left into Mount Hermon Rd
• Turn right into Montgomery Way
• Quadrant Court car park entrance is on the right

Please Note: There is no parking at Quadrant Court for delegates. You may be fined up to £150 if you park at Quadrant Court car park without a valid permit. However, if you hold a Blue Badge you are able to park at Quadrant Court. On arrival at car park located at rear of buildging, please buzz in at the barriers and request a disabled parking permit.
The nearest off site pay and display car parks are Woking Park and Heathside on Heathside Crescent (Satellite navigation users should enter the postcode GU22 7AG).

Teas and coffees are provided through the day. There is a cafe onsite but it
does not accept card payments.

Quadrant Court Venue Map and details