Family Inclusive Practice 

Are you interested in an in-depth look at how best to include families in your work? 

Family Inclusive Practice is about how professionals in the workforce actively involve a person’s family and social networks in their care, are proactive in asking about the needs of the whole family, and make sure all family members are supported. 

This course is designed to be an in-depth look at all aspects of families’ support needs, what we are aiming for within Scotland, and how practitioners can adapt innovative approaches to best include families. 

This course is designed for members of the workforce.  

This includes practitioners working in the drug and alcohol support sector; healthcare professionals; social workers; service managers; volunteers; and students. 

What do we cover?

By completing this training, you will be able to: 

  • Define family inclusive practice (in relation to The Quality Principles)
  • Recognise the impact on, and support needs of families affected by others’ substance misuse in their own right.
  • Relate family engagement to positive, sustained recovery outcomes for individuals misusing substances and their families.
  • Recognise the influence of practitioner values on family inclusive practice.
  • Identify engagement strategies and opportunities to incorporate families in own practice to support family recovery. (We will consider how to encourage clients to involve family members where appropriate and single session work with client and a family member)

Why is this important?

Including and supporting families is a key focus in Scotland and is associated with positive outcomes for everyone. 

This course helps to explore the small, manageable steps practitioners can take towards achieving this and striving towards true family inclusion. 


The Family Inclusive Practice course is a 4-hour session costing £600 with a maximum of 15 participants

Further Information

We have worked with families and organisations that help and support families for over fifteen years. We have been given invaluable information from family members to be able to provide these courses to the alcohol, drug and wider workforce, and to have people living with someone else’s alcohol or drug use recognised and supported.

Depending on exact requirements and expenses, our courses are 4-hour sessions costing £600. Each course can take up to fifteen members of staff. For larger groups, please contact to discuss requirements.

We can deliver learning & development online using Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

How to Book

If you would like some further information or would like to book the course contact us at

You can also fill out our training enquiry form.

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