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Accreditation

Become a certified drug and alcohol family support worker
 
Adfam and the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) have jointly developed a competency based certification for practitioners supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Read more on the accreditation.

The joint certification is specifically designed for practitioners working with families affected by substance use. It was prepared following consultation with the sector and the development of a unique role profile; it provides practitioners with a range of benefits including:

  • A professional competency based certification mapped to appropriate national occupational standards
  • A role profile and a code of practice to work to
  • Ongoing support , including priority invites to events and e-newsletters

This certification is offered at the registration level. Practitioners will, as a minimum, require their employers to attest to their competence in each of the national occupational standards outlined in the role profile. Practitioners will be required to develop a portfolio of their continued learning and development which will allow them to demonstrate continued professional development in order to re-accredit after three years.

It is in the practitioners and the services' interest to adopt practices which demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to the people and communities they serve. Ensuring practitioners remain competent and continue to develop their skills is a major component of quality management.

We are delighted that this scheme is now supported by Ladbrook Insurance. Ladbrook is sponsoring ten candidates to become certified as registered Family Support Workers. Participating in this scheme also entitles you to one year’s free membership of FDAP. 

If you are interested please email FDAP and mention the Ladbroke sponsorship. They will send you application and accreditation forms. 

Please note this scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis