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When someone you care about uses drugs this often brings complex needs such as stress, anxiety, isolation and social stigma.

When kincarers take on the primary care of children often the relationship between the birth parents can become fraught with difficulties.

Family Law

Spoda have a specialist Kin Carer worker who can help you by using the 5 step model of support.

What can help

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Being a kin carer may bring problems and challenges

But caring for a child can bring rewards


Not all drug users are bad parents, they may love their children but many struggle to overcome their addiction. For many drug users their networks narrow and very often, getting/using drugs becomes more important.



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Worried about a child?
Call Derbyshire Children's Services on 01629 533190 or NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 - www.nspcc.org.uk

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Supporting Derbyshire children and young people affected by someone else’s substance use - 01246 277422


Routes to Recovery
A gateway to all Treatment & Recovery Services in Derbyshire - www.r2rd.co.uk

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Talk to Frank
0300 123 6600 free 24 hour helpline - www.talktofrank.com - frank@talktofrank.com

Family Rights Telephone Advice Line
0808 801 0366 - If you are a parent, family member or friend of a child who has social workers involved in your child’s life, or if you need extra support from Children’s Services, and would like to speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential helpline.

0800 11 11 - www.childline.org.uk

Grandparents Association
0845 434 9585

Derbyshire Police 101 or EMERGENCY 999
101 or EMERGENCY 999

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership
0845 308 4010 or 01246 206 514 - www.derbyshirerecoverypartnership.co.uk


What our clients say...

“We felt isolated when we found ourselves in the position of caring full time for two grandsons as a result of parental drug use. A friend told us about Spoda and from the first meeting it was like a weight had been lifted off our shoulders. The emotional and practical support and advice we received was invaluable. Spoda were (and continue to be) an absolute lifeline to us.”


“Meeting others in similar situations helped to remove my feelings of isolation, I realised that there were other grandparents that were raising their grandchildren and that I was not alone”


“Spoda gave me important legal information on caring for my grandchildren and also their emotional needs”


“My granddaughter went back to live with her mother after my daughter completed rehab. Thank you Spoda for seven years of valuable support that enabled a broken family to be repaired again, whatever our circumstance you were there for us”


A little support can have wide positive consequences.
Support Line: 033 3323 450


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