The Government recognises that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can have a significant impact on the early years development of children and their life chances. Early intervention services can help reduce some of the effects of FASD and prevent some of the secondary disabilities that result. Responsibility for commissioning these services lies with clinical commissioning groups.
The Government remains committed to tackling all alcohol-related harms and is developing a new alcohol strategy. Government officials are currently exploring what should be included in the strategy and aim to publish this early next year following discussions with stakeholders.