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Mar 1, 2013

Foetal alcohol syndrome and looked after children. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder affects many of our looked after, accommodated and adopted children. This complex and emotive topic was explored at a Scottish Attachment in Action seminar held in Edinburgh on 22 February 2013. We asked Paul Gilroy, Chair of SAIA, about the connection between attachment and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Eileen Calder, Director of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Scotland, then talked to me about the condition, its effects and what interventions can help improve the outcomes for people with FASD.

Finally a foster and adoptive parent of children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder talked candidly about the practicalities of living with this condition: education, healthcare, social interaction and safety, as well as the prognosis for the future of these young people.

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