Toxic Trio Training

Training courses for foster carers


The ‘Toxic Trio’ term has been used recently within the safeguarding children’s field to describe  common features of Domestic Violence, Drugs and Alcohol abuse and Mental health issues that are found in many abusive family situations.

“The issues of alcohol, domestic abuse, drugs and mental health come up again and again in serious case reviews”
Lord Laming 2009 Launching “The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report”

The CAADA Research report 2014 concluded: Nearly a third of mothers (31%) and a third of fathers (32%) in these families experiencing domestic abuse disclosed either mental health problems, substance misuse, or both, evidencing a high correlation between the factors. When one breaks down the issues facing parents that local authorities are working with, it become apparent quite quickly how one issue can lead onto another, with the impact on the children being quite devastating at times.

This 1 day course meets the requirments of the Training, Support and Development Standards for foster care: 2.2 a, b, 2.6 a, c, 3.1 b, 3.2 a, 4.5 b, 6.1 a, b, 6.2 b, c, d