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OACS is a charity and support group for children born with Fetal Anti Convulsant Syndrome and the families that love and care for them. 

To this end OACS works with the following goals:


  • To provide help and support to children with Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome and their families.

  • To support families in their quest for a diagnosis.


  • To promote research and understanding into Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome.


  • To raise awareness of Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome.


  • To give information concerning the additional problems caused by the effects of Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome.​

  • To develop a greater awareness of the hidden issues of Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome such as adoption, miscarriage and baby death.


  • To build a support network throughout the UK and Europe incorporating education, social welfare and health services for all affected by Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome.


  • To sign post families to other organisations who are able to help with their specific needs.​


  • To help young girls understand their personal experience of Epilepsy and the issues involved should they become Pregnant.​


  • To ensure that women taking Anti-Convulsant medication are presented with ALL the relevant information, in order to allow them to make informed decisions and to minimise risk to themselves and their children.

  • To lobby and campaign government and organisations in order to achieve the best outcome for our affected families.

  • To campaign for justice for our families and to sign post families for legal advice where possible.

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