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Psychoactive Substances Fostering
Psychoactive Substances Fostering

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Psychoactive substances are substances which produce the same or similar effects to drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, or strong cannabis. They were formerly called “synthetic legal highs”. 

In this course, learners can find out more about psychoactive substances, the effect on your health, and the issues for carers.

The learning objectives are as follows:

  • To know what psychoactive substances are
  • To understand the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
  • To know the penalties associated with psychoactive substances
  • To be aware of how psychoactive substances affect your health
  • To recognise the risks of taking psychoactive substances
  • To recognise the physical and mental health risks
  • To know the issues for health care professionals and carers

This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Should you have 5 or more learners requiring this training please consider the face to face option we offer.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please go via our live chat.

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1 Credit
  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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