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An introduction to understanding the needs of children living with parental substance misuse - Online webinar with Dr Hannah Todman


About this session: Hannah Todman is a registered social worker with 14 years of frontline practice experience, a practice educator and workforce development manager for Stockport family children's services.


The focus of Hannah’s practice has been supporting children and families affected by a loved one’s substance misuse. Hannah’s recently completed PhD, undertaken at Manchester Metropolitan University, focuses on the experiences of children (aged 7-16) who live with parental substance misuse.


In this webinar, Hannah will present an introduction to the needs of children living with parental substance misuse. This introductory webinar will explore the risk factors that increase the risk of significant harm, as well as exploring the protective factors needed for children to reduce safeguarding concerns. Key messages for practice will be shared, including the need for creative practice methods in seeking to understand a child’s lived experience.


Target audience: Anyone working with children and families in Essex.


This session is delivered in partnership with Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA).




Cost to participants: Free (Please ensure you have read the ESCB Charging and Cancellation policy before completing this application, as non-attendance or late-notice cancellation will result in a charge.



If a delegate fails to attend a course that they have booked, or cancel with less than five working days’ notice, their organisation will be charged - £20. A delegate will be deemed a non-attendee if they arrive 15 minutes after the course commences either online or at a venue.


Charging and Cancellation Policy.