About the FASD UK Alliance

Welcome to the FASD UK Alliance – We are a coalition of groups and consultants from across the UK who are united together for positive social change for those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  Affiliates include small local, regional and virtual groups as well as some of the country’s longest standing national organisations devoted to FASD, with links to international networks. We operate on a no-shame, no-blame ethos and promote positive support for those with FASD and birth parents, foster carers, adopters, extended families and others connected with FASD support and awareness across the UK.

FASD UK Alliance Steering Committee:

  • Tracy Allen, FASD Awareness
  • Joanna Buckard, Red Balloon Training
  • Sandy Butcher, National FASD
  • Maria Catterick, FASD Network UK
  • Julie Furney, FASD South West
  • Maryelen Mcphail, Oshays FASD
  • Cindy Perkins, Elucidate Training/Stoke and Staffordshire
  • Susan McGrail, FASD Greater Manchester

To register a UK-based organisation working on issues related to FASD with the FASD UK Alliance, please fill in the form here. Once registered, we will add your details to the FASD UK Alliance website and an organisation can state it is a ‘Member of the FASD UK Alliance,’ but use of the FASD UK Alliance logo is reserved for pre-approved joint activities and projects.

Please note: This is an informal coalition. Each organisation is independent and responsible for its own activities. Registration in this Alliance does not mean an endorsement of the work of each organisation.


Screenshot 2019-09-22 at 14.08.50Drawing on our diversity and our strength, together we contribute to the vibrant and growing online FASD UK Facebook Support Group, connecting more than 3,600 birth parents, foster carers, adopters, extended families, adults with FASD from across the UK.  In this closed group we are able to share information and ask questions and share the joys and concerns that connect us together.  The group’s resources pages include useful documents and publications.  (If you click to join the group, please check your ‘message request’ folder for an email from an admin to confirm your membership.)

Screenshot 2019-09-22 at 14.08.23We also have a growing FASD UK Professionals Facebook group – a forum for multi-disciplinary practitioners and community champions working with families with FASD to meet and share ideas and insights with one another. This provides an opportunity to explore innovations, to problem solve and to look at UK systems of support.  (As above, if you click to join this group, please check your ‘message request’ folder for an email from an admin to confirm your membership.)

Screenshot 2019-09-22 at 14.11.36The FASD UK Resources YouTube channel
highlights a wide range of fantastic FASD resources available on YouTube.  The channel includes a range of playlists on related topics.

Contact us:  If you have questions or are unsure about how to connect with others about this issue, please contact us by email:  fasd-uk@live.com.

Together, we are stronger.

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Members of the FASD UK Alliance at a Parliamentary Roundtable Discussion
Co-chaired by Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins and Mr Bill Esterson, MP Houses, May 2018. Report here.
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Members of the FASD UK Alliance at a Stakeholder Roundtable with Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Gina Radford, October 2018. Report here.

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