Key Documents

Key Documents

This is a list of (and links to) key documents for drug education for England.

Advisory Group on Drug and Alcohol Education

Drug Education; an entitlement for allÿ– the report of the Advisory Group on Drug and Alcohol Education

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Government Responseÿto the Advisory Group on Drug and Alcohol Eduction

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Effective Drug Education Surveyÿ– Drug Education Forum

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Drugs and Alcohol Education Reportÿ– Parentline Plus

Guidance:

Drugs: Guidance for Schools – The DfES guidance to schools about drug education and drug issues in school

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Joining Forces – Guidance for the police about working with schools on drug education and drug issues. This document also applies to the police service in Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Drugs; Guidance for the Youth Service – a document produced by DrugScope and Alcohol Concern for those working in informal education settings.

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Drugs: Guidance for Further Education Institutions – a DrugScope document.

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Safe, Sensible, Social: Alcohol strategy local implementation toolkit – the government’s suggestions on how to develop a local strategy.

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The National Drug Strategy – a guide for local partnerships – London Drug Policy Forum’s guide to the national drug strategy.

Statistics:

Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England in 2006 – an annual government survey of pupils between 11 and 15 year olds.

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Statistics on Young People and Drug Misuse: England, 2006

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Trends in Death Associated With Abuse of Volatile Substances 1971 – 2005 – this is an annual report and includes data on deaths amongst young people.

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Underage drinking: findings from the 2004 Offending, Crime and Justice Survey – Findings paper from the Home Office.

Ofsted:

Drug Education in Schools – 2005 report evaluating the quality of drug education programmes observed in schools.

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Healthy Schools Healthy Children? – an evaluation of the contribution of education to pupils’ health and well-being.

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Time for change? Personal, social and health education – an evaluation of the provision of PSHE.

Government Strategy:

The Children’s Plan – the overarching plan for children and young people’s services.

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Drugs: protecting families and communities – the drug strategy 2008 – 2018.

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Safe. Sensible. Social – the alcohol strategy.

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Aiming high for young people – 10 year strategy for positive activities for young people.

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Youth Alcohol Action Plan – the actions that the government want to take in relation to young people’s use of alcohol.

QCA

Units of work – useful materials for teachers.

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PSHE curriculum – Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

ACMD

Pathways to Problems: Hazardous use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs by young people in the UK and its implications for policy – the 2006 report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

RSA

Drugs – facing facts – The report of the RSA Commission on Illegal Drugs, Communities and Public Policy.