Foetal Alcohol Syndrome:Written question - HL5052

Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 27 January 2017
Department of Health
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the measures adopted in Scotland which provide guidance and support for children and young adults affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Answered by: Lord O'Shaughnessy
Answered on: 10 February 2017

Early intervention services can help reduce some of the effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and prevent some of the secondary disabilities that result. Responsibility for commissioning these services lies with clinical commissioning groups.

The Department will consider the impact of the measures adopted in Scotland to support children and young adults affected by FASD and whether there are any lessons for England.

The United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines provide the public with the latest information about the health risks of different levels and patterns of drinking. The guidelines enable people to make informed choices about their drinking.

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