There are positive indications that drug use amongst young people is in decline. The latest figures from the National Drug Treatment Agency Services and the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use by Young People in England 2009 survey, are something which all professionals, teachers and schools should be celebrating. However, alcohol and tobacco use by young people remains a concern.
The Kent Schools Drugs Education Advisers (SDEAs) are here to support and answer any questions, concerns and issues you may have about drugs.
‘Drugs’ refers to ALL SUBSTANCES including MEDICINES, VOLATILE SUBSTANCES, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, LEGAL HIGHS AND ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS
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Kent School Drugs Education purpose
- To co-oordinate KCC CF&E approach to drug education initiatives and activities in line with the updated National Strategy 2003, Toward 2010, National Healthy Schools Programme, Every Child Matters and KDAAT - Young Person’s Plan.
- To support Kent Schools and Clusters in identifying their needs, planning and developing support for young people at risk and identifying best practice and training opportunities.
- To support schools identifying drug incidents or issues by facilitating easy onward referral to treatment services and providing advice or guidance.
- Work will also address the needs of vulnerable young people, hard-to-reach groups that exist in disadvantaged communities.
- To achieve equality of opportunity and increase access to quality drug education provision, resources and support for all children and young people, their parents/carers/families and those working to facilitate drug education activities in Kent.