This is a reflection on the Thematic report issued by the Fostering Network that looks at FASD in the fostered community. The report also looks at Mental Health, Education and Contact arrangements. Not considered in this blog
Lets celebrate the fact that today the NICE Quality Standard for FASD has been published for England and Wales. A huge and significant leap forward for everyone affected and potentially affected. Still loads to do, but after 19 years today is a day to celebrate
For international FASD Day I was going to write one Blog entitled 'Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.' A title stolen from John Lennon. Half of it is in pencil in my notebook because a lot of life happened.
So for International FASD Day (09/09/2020) I submit three articles written in collaboration with the National Organisation for FASD for their brand new website www.nationalFASD.org.uk
In over 35 years in education including within the senior leadership team, of a secondary school, in a local authorities’ school improvement service, as a Virtual School Head for Children in Care and a School Governor in three very different schools I learnt most about teaching and learning by living with and supporting children and young people with FASD.
Quotes from this article are included in the Educators section of www.nationalFASD.org.uk
For international FASD day (09/09/2020) I was asked to write s short piece about the added challenges faced by Special Guardians and Kinship / Connected / Friends and Family Carers. It is probably this type of family that faces maybe the biggest challenges but possible these aren’t solely caused by FASD
This article can be found on www.nationalFASD.org.uk in the all shapes of families section
I am kind of worried. On two accounts really.
Both are real and quite different.
This blog looks at the first of these ………The impact that returning to school will have on children and young people and how adults can best meet their learning needs.