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Presentation made to the Hope UK conference on Sunday 9th November 2008.

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    • Drug Education in Context
    • The Drug Education Forum
      • Body for national organisations committed to improving the effectiveness and profile of drug education in England
      • 31 members
      • Meets at least 3 times a year
      • Produces briefings for the field and policy makers
      • Contributes to development of policy and practice
        • DfES guidance to schools, ACPO Joining Forces, Blueprint, Drug and Alcohol Education Review
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    • THE NATIONAL POLICY PICTURE www.drugeducationforum.com
    • Strategies Drug Strategy
      • Treatment for all drug-misusing parents.
      • Supporting parents to educate their children and with early intervention for at risk families.
      • Support kin carers, such as grandparents caring for the children of substance-misusing parents.
      • Support parents with substance misuse problems so that children do not fall into excessive or inappropriate caring roles.
      Youth Alcohol Action Plan
      • Stepping up enforcement activity to address young people drinking in public places.
      • Taking action with industry on young people and alcohol.
      • Developing a national consensus on young people and drinking.
      • Establishing a new partnership with parents on teenage drinking.
      • Supporting young people to make sensible decisions about alcohol.
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    • PSA 14
      • Broader than substance misuse.
      • Substance misuse indicator is about prevalence of young people's use of illegal drugs, alcohol and VSA (not tobacco).
      • Measured through Tellus survey.
        • Ofsted conducts and provides analysis
        • Voluntary for schools
        • Wider than drugs
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    • Tellus3 – Have you ever taken drugs? www.drugeducationforum.com
    • Tellus3 – Have you ever drunk alcohol? www.drugeducationforum.com
    • Tellus3 – Have you ever smoked? www.drugeducationforum.com
    • NICE
      • Finished
        • Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people
        • School-based interventions on alcohol
        • Preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people
        • Started
        • PSHE focusing on sexual health and alcohol.
        • School-based interventions to prevent smoking
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    • The Conservatives
      • Social Justice Policy Review led by Iain Duncan Smith.
        • Breakthrough Britain had a section on Addiction
          • Against 'value free' (harm reduction) drug education
          • Return of abstinence debate
          • Research random drug testing
      • David Cameron keen on bigger role for ex-users in schools.
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