Early Years Briefing 1: Fetal Alcohol Harm

Author: Children in Scotland
Category: Basic Health and Welfare

4th April 2011

This briefing looks at fetal alcohol harm - the range of birth defects that can result from prenatal exposure to alcohol causing permanent brain and nervous system damage affecting learning, behaviour and life chances.

Estimates are that there are currently over 10,000 children and young people (birth to 18) affected by fetal alcohol harm in Scotland.