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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of mental and physical defects that can develop in a foetus when the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy.
The timing and frequency of the alcohol consumption during pregnancy are major factors in the risk of a child developing FAS.
The ingestion of alcohol does not always result in FAS.
The effects of FAS are irreversible.
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It is estimated that between 0.2/1.5 in every 1000 live births.
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Alcohol crosses the placenta and can
This specialist outreach support and consultancy service provides support for individual pupils in mainstream primary schools.
The outreach service works with pupils who have a range of significant language, social and learning needs.
Some pupils may have a statement of special educational needs, while others will have significant needs and working at school action plus.
Support can be provided for students with: