What you will get from this report
- An update to our 2007 report Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
- A summary of the international evidence on the effects and consequences of alcohol on a baby before birth.
- Case studies from individuals who have been personally impacted by FASD (fetal alcohol syndrome disorders).
- Recommendations on actions to take to tackle the harms caused by FASD including diagnosis, treatment, research and education.
- FASD are completely preventable through the elimination of drinking during pregnancy.
- There is a lack of reliable and consistent data on FASD incidence in the UK. It is important that awareness of FASD in the UK is raised among the general public and healthcare professionals.
- The effective management of FASD necessitates
cooperation between a wide range of healthcare professionals as well as individuals in the fields of education and social services.
- Following diagnosis it is vital that appropriate
treatment and support systems are implemented at the earliest possible stage to ensure the best outcomes for the child and their family.