The North Ayrshire Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse Group (CAPSM) will work to improve the quality and accessibility to services for Children and Young People who are at risk due to the harmful effects of parental / care giver alcohol and / or drug misuse.

The CAPSM Group is a recognised sub-group of the North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) and the Child Protection Committee (CPC), and will link with other strategic Community Planning groups, including Safer North Ayrshire Partnership (SNAP).

Objectives:

  • To strengthen understanding across agencies of needs of children and young people affected by parental substance misuse.
  • To support partners in developing an effective inter-agency response to children and young people affected by parental substance misuse.
  • To strengthen communication links & joint working between adult and children’s services.
  • To ensure all developments in this area are aligned with the wider GIRFEC change agenda developments in North Ayrshire and that cognisance is taken of linked to relevant strategies including the Early Years Framework and the Parenting & Family Support Strategy.

Agency Representation

(Chair) Team Manager, Rosemount Project,NAHSCP

Child Protection Lead Officer, NACPC

Alcohol and Drug Lead Officer, NAADP

Service Manager, Choices Barnardos

Specialist Team Manager, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Recovery Policy Officer, NAADP

Service Manager, Unity

Senior Manager, Children & Families, NAHSCP

Team Manager, Children & Families, NAHSCP

Team Manager (Addictions), Children & Families, NAHSCP

NHS Ayrshire &Arran

NHS Ayrshire &Arran

Police Scotland

Clinical Team Leader, NAHSCP

Team Manager, Children & Families, NAHSCP

FAS Coordinator, NHS A&A

 NHS A&A

Team Manager, Children & Families, NAHSCP

Manager, Vulnerable Midwifes Team, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Senior Officer, Children & Families (Residential & Throughcare)

Children 1st

Senior Manager, Education & Youth Employment, NAC

Social Worker, Children & Families, NAHSCP

CAMHS, NHS Ayrshire & Arran