Sandra Butcher

Chief Executive National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK

Sandra Butcher (@SB_FASD) is chief executive of the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK ( NOFAS-UK supports people with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), their families, communities and the professionals who support them. It promotes education for practitioners and raises public awareness about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy. NOFAS-UK is part of the FASD UK Alliance, which runs the UK’s most vibrant online FASD support group: Sandy is also a parent advocate. Her 13-year old son has Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. Her family spent many years after his adoption and prior to his diagnosis at the age of 10 trying to understand his needs. She and her husband are co-founders of the E. Hertfordshire and Area FASD Support Network ( They are active in local media, social media and through a widely read blog,, which was chosen by Healthline as one of the “Best FASD Blogs-2017.”