FDAC Family Drug and Alcohol Court

Award winning service based in London, as described on the coram website:

'Launched in January 2008, FDAC is a new way of dealing with care proceedings when parental substance misuse causes harm to children.

FDAC aims to help parents stabilise or stop using drugs and /or alcohol and, where possible, keep families together. It is based on a model widely used in the USA which is showing promising results. The process involves co-ordinating a range of services so that a family’s needs and strengths are taken into account, with everyone working towards the best possible outcome for the child: that is, a safe and stable family.'