All Party Parliamentary Group for FASD


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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the umbrella term to describe several diagnoses that are all related to prenatal exposure to alcohol.


FASD is an entirely preventable condition only caused by mothers drinking alcohol during their pregnancy; it affects the way the baby develops physically and mentally.


The All Party Parliamentary Group for FASD is calling on all political parties to commit to the following measures to effectively prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and support those affected by FASD in the UK:


1.  Research into the prevalence and impact of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the UK.


2.  Mandatory labelling on all alcoholic products advising women to abstain from alcohol during pregnancy.


3.  Workforce development for all healthcare, social and educational professionals in preventing, recognising and  

     managing FASD.


4.  Raise public awareness of FASD. Public Health Messaging on drinking during pregnancy clear guidance to abstain

     and highlight risks.


5.  Development of a comprehensive clinical care pathway and specialist support for those affected by FASD.




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