Healthy Schools

Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs and alcohol education is fundamental for children and young people to grow up healthy and safe. Effective alcohol and drug education builds pupils’ 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

Life skills-based Education for Drug Use Prevention - 5th March 2019

Universal Primary Secondary

The aim of the training is to introduce teachers and other educators who work with young people to use life skills-based approaches for drug...

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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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Pride 123 Refresher Training

Universal Primary Special

Pride 123 is an interactive web-based drugs and safety education programme for primary schools. This one-hour refresher provides an opportun...

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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)