Press contacts

Parents for Children's team of specialists are happy to talk to journalists about the special needs of the 'children who wait'. Here is a picture of a little girl and her baby brother.We firmly believe that it is important that as many people as possible find out about the work we are doing to improve the future for vulnerable children with special needs.

Maternal drug and alcohol project

Parents for Children's Maternal Drug & Alcohol Project aims to make the risk to unborn children of female binge drinking, drug-taking, and smoking more widely recognised, and to combat the resistance to this message.

We aim to make people aware that

  • the number of children affected by maternal use of alcohol and drugs is increasing
  • drinking during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, increases the risk of miscarriage, restricted growth of the child, or serious developmental problems
  • foetal alcohol and drugs can affect the basic structure of the child's brain and the way it processes information
  • there is no known cure
  • with the increasing number of children affected, there is an increasing need for carers who are willing and able to care for these especially vulnerable children

If you are a journalist who would like more information about our work, or have a question about children with exceptional needs who need permanent families, or if you would like to attend one of our conferences, please contact [email protected], or call 020 7520 2880 and ask for press enquiries.

If you would like more information on our Maternal Drug & Alcohol Project, or to speak to one of team of experts in this field, please contact Jacky Gordon, Development Manager at: [email protected] or on 020 7520 2881.

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