Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Alcohol-free Childhood Action Network

Alcohol-free Childhood Action Network (ACAN) is a forum for all those with a passion for reducing the harm to children that comes from the alcohol use of others, the marketing and social pressures to drink and the impact of becoming a drinker at an early age.

The Scottish Government will be consulting on alcohol marketing restrictions in 2020 and this will be an initial focus for the network.

Children have a right to be protected from harmful substances and to be supported to make healthy life choices.

ACAN members come from a variety of backgrounds, public health and health promotion; children’s rights advocates; child, family and carer support organisations; teaching, peer support and community education; social and youth work; health visiting; addictions services and research.

The first ACAN meeting

Play a part in shaping the network and identifying priority areas for action by attending the first meeting:

5 December 2019, 10.00 to 16.00 at the Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

Members are being consulted on the meeting agenda and there will be presentations on issues identified by AFS and others and on empowering children and young people to make their own views heard.

To register your interest in ACAN and a provisional note of interest in the December meeting, simply email: Yes ACAN and Yes to meeting—to


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