Healthy Schools

Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs and alcohol education is fundamental for children and young people to grow up healthy and safe. Effective drug and alcohol education builds pupil resilience and life skills around alcohol and drugs. Developing children and young people's knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in school can support them to live safely in society. 

Training & Events

Drugs Intervention Training

Priority Secondary

This three-hour training course is for pastoral or school health staff within schools to be able to identify and support pupils who may be a...

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Good Practice in Drugs Education

Priority Primary Secondary Special

This one-hour training session will help schools identify the key requirements for effective drug and alcohol education and understand how t...

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Basic Drugs Awareness Training

Universal Primary Secondary Special

This one-hour training provides participants with a basic knowledge of drugs and associated issues - increasing staff confidence to be able...

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Guidance on Alcohol Consumption of Young People

Guidance on Alcohol for Young People (2009) Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer for England


DfE and ACPO drug advice for schools

Drug Advice for Schools (2012) DfE and Association of Police Chief Officers


Quality Standards For Alcohol And Drug Education (Mentor ADEPIS)

Quality standards for effective alcohol and drug education (2014)