Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Training for professionals



Alcohol Focus Scotland has developed a half-day training programme to support Ayrshire Training 2-aug13teachers and other practitioners looking to use Rory with children and/or families.

Based on the independent evaluation we recommend that a minimum of 2 practitioners attend training prior to using the Rory Resource.

All teachers looking to use the resource with children in a school setting are required to attend training. Rory training covers a number of topics and practitioners who are trained will receive the relevant training resources and access to the exclusive Members Area of the website that offers ongoing professional and peer support.


On completing training learners will:

  • Have enhanced awareness and understanding of the problems caused by alcohol in Scotland.
  • Have greater awareness of the impacts of harmful parental drinking on children.
  • Be better able to identify children who are, or may be, affected by parental drinking.
  • Have greater awareness of the support available for children affected by parental alcohol use and be more confident in managing disclosure about parents drinking.


Glasgow (Twilight 2 x 2 hour courses available)

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area.  Venue:  Eastbank Conference Centre, 22 Academy Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.

1. Thu 22nd March & Thu 29th March 2018 – 4pm to 6pm

2. Mon 23rd April & Mon 30th April 2018 – 4pm to 6pm

3. Thu 10th May & Thu 17th May 2018 – 4pm to 6pm

To book a place please book via CPD Manager stating: your name, name of school, contact number and preferred date.  Alternatively call 0141 572 6700 or email



Great course!  I now have a deeper understanding of alcohol related problems and how it affects the child and family.

Teacher, Glasgow (2014)

Very informative course.  It  has increased my awareness of alcohol misuse in Scotland and highlighted need to approach in schools.

Teacher, North Ayrshire (2014)

Really enjoyed course it as a good combination of theory and practical activities.  The trainers was very knowledgable on issues.  It has been eye opening how common this problem is in Scotland.  I Feel more confident now tackling the issue.

Teacher, East Dunbartonshire (2013)

“It is clear that training which supports the use of Rory in the classroom is crucial to its success”.   Rory Evaluation (2012)