A parent’s alcohol and other drug use does not always mean the child is at risk. Focus your assessment on how the parent's behaviour impacts on the child.
This section focuses on specific guidance about risk assessment when there is alcohol or other drug use by a parent or household member.
For practice guidance on assessing harm and risk of harm in general see:
- the practice guide: Assessment of harm and risk of harm.
- the Structured decision making policy and procedures manual.
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