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Funding breakdown for Adoption UK and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) hub: FOI release

Published: 30 Mar 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Mar 2020
Funding breakdown for Adoption UK and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) hub: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000018663
Date received: 1 Mar 2020
Date responded: 26 Mar 2020
Information requested
  • Scottish Government total funding (drawn down and promised for the future) for Adoption UK
  • Scotland to deliver the FASD Hub Scotland detailed by year.Scottish Government total funding (drawn down and promised for the future) for Adoption UK
  • Scotland for FASD purposes other than the FASD Hub Scotland and what those purposes are detailed by year?
  • Is the Scottish Government funding Adoption UK Scotland and/or FASD Hub Scotland staff to attend the Vancouver FASD conference in April 2020?
  • What is the FASD spend (drawn down and promised for the future) from Scottish Government across health, education, criminal justice, social services, employability and third sector organisations (other than Adoption UK Scotland) detailed by year. Please detail out these third sector organisations. How much of this spend was for prevention/service development/research?
  • Who is the current FASD advisor(s)to the Scottish Government?
  • What performance measures do the Scottish Government have in place for FASD?
Response

The answers to your questions are outlined below.

  • Adoption UK has received £140,000 in the 2019/20 financial year to undertake FASD Hub Scotland and an additional £17,000 to extend the Hub’s services to birth families.. We are currently awaiting a submission from Adoption UK to agree spend for 2020/21.
  • No funding was awarded to Adoption UK for purposes other than undertaking the FASD Hub Scotland.
  • Scottish Government is not funding Adoption UK and/or FASD Hub Scotland staff to attend the Vancouver FASD conference in April 2020.
  • Scottis  Government has funded the Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team (FAAST) as follows:
Financial Years Amount (£)
2018/19 £190,000
2018/19 £14,000
2019/20 £192,084
  • The Fetal Alcohol Advisory and Support Team (FAAST) is funded by Scottish Government to deliver training locally and nationally to improve knowledge, attitudes and confidence in professionals working with individuals with FASD. The team also develops FASD knowledge and supports within generic services, both locally and nationally, to aid work on FASD prevention, identification and support in Scotland.
  • We are awaiting a submission from FAAST to agree future funding.
  • Scottish Government has also awarded a total of £110,000 to six health boards in 2019/20 as part of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Programme for Government - 3rd Sector Partnership Funding as follows:
Health Board  Amount Funded
NHS Ayrshire and Arran  £15,000
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde £20,000
NHS Lanarkshire  £30,000
NHS Orkney  £20,000
NHS Shetland  £10,000
NHS Western Isles  £15,000

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