Young People's Substance Misuse Strategy Presentation

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Presentation to the Drug Education Forum on 25th October 2007 by Home Office and DCSF.

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Young People's Substance Misuse Strategy Presentation

  1. 1. Developing a Young People’s Substance Misuse Strategy Within the new Drug strategy
  2. 2. Today in context <ul><li>DCSF leading work to develop for post April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Young people element of new Drug Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Substance misuse element of new Youth Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>This phase of work in two main chunks: </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted stakeholder consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Officials working groups </li></ul><ul><li>Draw consultation results and group outcomes into new draft strategy by end of year </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wider context <ul><li>CSR round: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Drugs PSA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Youth PSA inc substance misuse indicator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SETF – Families at Risk review </li></ul><ul><li>New PM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change in the air; do things differently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention at the heart; commitment to good quality education at all age phases </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Wider context <ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy should stay evidence based </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy must fit with other Government priorities and policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local area performance management framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LAAs; CAAs; presumption against ring-fenced budgets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Make best use of tight resources </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Prevention Agenda <ul><li>Drugs, Alcohol & VSA </li></ul><ul><li>Universal – Education, early identification </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted – Prevention , VYP </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist – Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Custody settings –all of the above </li></ul><ul><li>Families – parents, hidden harm etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Public Information Campaigns – FRANK etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blueprint – research publication timetable <ul><li>Process and practitioner reports – 22 November </li></ul><ul><li>Impact, cost effectiveness, methodology reports – April/May 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted policy & practice leaflets in 2008? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blueprint - key queries? <ul><li>School component </li></ul><ul><li>How to balance fidelity to an evidence based programme in the classroom with need to differentiate? </li></ul><ul><li>How to ensure young people receive consistent quality across PSHE </li></ul><ul><li>How to harness normative education principles in the classroom? And beyond? </li></ul><ul><li>Other components </li></ul><ul><li>How to motivate parents to be involved? </li></ul><ul><li>What should a community component look like? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Aims today <ul><li>Key questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What should we be aiming to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we get there? </li></ul><ul><li>In practical terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Possible priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Actions to deliver them </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key themes <ul><li>Three suggested themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Universal drug education at all phases </li></ul><ul><li>Provision for young people – Special Needs, learning disabilities, mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Education and awareness in out of school settings </li></ul><ul><li>Underpinning all three: </li></ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul><ul><li>Identification and referral of those veering off the Path to Success </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strategic opportunities? <ul><li>Can we work with and add value to other young people and educational drivers? </li></ul><ul><li>Wider development of PSHE </li></ul><ul><li>Extended schools and services </li></ul><ul><li>14-19 and extended participation </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance and behaviour strategies </li></ul><ul><li>SEAL </li></ul>

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