Taking action on smoking and health
ASH Scotland's training course has been designed to equip workers with knowledge skills and confidence to better support parents/carers to protect their children from second-hand smoke (SHS) and provide strategies to assist them.
This training fits in with the Scottish Government's 'Take it right outside' campaign and the GIRFEC principles of helping to keep children safe, healthy, respected and nurtured. The training also fits with protecting children's rights, improving their life chances and other key outcomes of the Scottish Government Early Years & Child Poverty Strategies.
In addition participants who complete the training will be given access to resources and activities that can be used in parenting groups or parent seminars.
This training is designed for staff, paid or unpaid, whose role involved supporting families with children under five. This will encompass family support workers, befrienders, home/school link workers and early year staff from both voluntary and local authority based organisations.
Everyone who completes the training will have access to a trainer’s pack of activities and resources. The pack has been specifically designed for use in parent sessions or parent classes (see pack preview). Once practitioners complete the Children, Carers and Second-hand Smoke training, they will have acquired the applicable knowledge to deliver these parent sessions/classes and have free, pre-launch access to the pack, additional resources and optional trainer support prior to using it with parents.
We have reached the end of our current funding for this project, so there are no dates in the immediate future. We do however have an eLearning module, links to which can be found on our training page.
Last updated: 8 June 2017
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.