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Guidance and protocols

Below are a number of different resources, websites and toolkits to support your professional development and the development of your organisation.


Workforce development

Workforce development plays an essential role in ensuring professionals have the skills and competencies they need to do a good job supporting families affected by alcohol and/or drug use. Relevant tools include role profiles, National Occupational Standards (NOS) and management/supervision tools. This section contains tools and documents both from Adfam and the wider sector.


Influencing and lobbying

With the advent of localism it’s becoming ever more imperative for groups to be able to have an influence within their local areas. Find out what influencing involves, how to do it, who you need to influence, and how to approach them.


Organisational health

Spend some time looking at the internal structures and processes within your organisations and identifying how you can improve the health of your organisation. Covers financial management, fundraising, governance, outcome measurement, developing a clear mission and identity, strategic management, marketing and communications, and policies and procedures.


Safeguarding and risks

Safeguarding generally refers to the processes every practitioner should follow in ensuring the safety of vulnerable people and specifically children. Any practitioner who comes into contact with children or vulnerable adult should be familiar with the safeguarding measures they need to take, as well as the policies of their own organisation.