About Us

The FASD Trust was started in January 2007 in response to the growing number of requests for information being received by the adoptive parents of a child diagnosed as having FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).

Aims and Aspirations

The FASD Trust was started in January 2007 in response to the growing number of requests for information being received by the adoptive parents of a child diagnosed as having FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). 

The FASD Trust exists as a charity to raise awareness of FASD thereby;

  • Improving the understanding of those with FASD and;
  • Increasing the support that those with FASD and their families / carers receive, not just from statutory bodies, but from the wider community. 
  • Preventing others being born with FASD.

It aims to do this by:

  • Running support groups for those affected by FASD and their parents / carers / wider family.
  • Providing a variety of resources to support families affected.
  • Hosting professional forums (Medical & Healthcare; Social Work; Education) and local Professional Special Interest Groups.
  • Informing local and national decision makers to ensure provision for those with FASD.
  • Collaborating with others.

Who Are We?

Trustees:



We currently have three Trustees (Mr David See (Chair); Mrs Yvette Noble; Dr Nigel Bowles) but are actively looking to recruit more. If you would be interested in exploring further the possibility of being a Trustee, please contact the office in the first instance at admin@fasdtrust.co.uk.

Trustees meet about 5 or 6 times a year and oversee our finances, policies, legal compliance and general structure and vision.

Simon & Julia Brown, our Joint Chief Executive Officers,  also attends these meetings and other staff members as appropriate. 



PATRON:  Mary Louise Chandler 

Staff & Volunteer Team

Simon & Julia Brown, Joint CEO's of The FASD Trust, are the co-founders of the Trust.

Simon & Julia lead the National & Head Office team. They have 3 adopted children, two of whom are affected by FASD. They have also fostered children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Prior to running The FASD Trust, they both held a variety of administration and HR posts in both the private and charitable sectors.

Diane Kashrabi, National Link Group Co-ordinator is based in our Southport office.

Teresa Rees, Book-keeper / Accounts (volunteer)

Karen Bellcourt, Education Project Co-ordinator

Madeline Cavill, PA to Simon & Julia Brown / Oxford Office Manager

We also have a network of volunteers across the UK who assist us by hosting / running support groups and other activities.