Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the most common, non-genetic cause of learning disability in the UK. Research suggests that more than 7,000 babies are born every year in the UK with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.


Rainbows PCF hosts ‘FASD Friends’ which was initially set up by two adoptive families who have experience of children affected by Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

The aim of the group is to:

  • Offer support and understanding to other parents and carers

  • Liase with professionals

  • Offer training courses and workshops to raise awareness of the condition, how to support it and how to prevent it

The group offers:

  • Peer support and understanding to other parents and carers

  • Monthly meetings

  • Access to support around Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

  • Workshops, a regular bulletin and resources

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