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Drugs

Our approach to drugs education and response to any incident at the academy (or on any academy trips/visits) is detailed in our Drugs Policy. It covers

  • all illegal drugs
  • All legal drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, volatile substances, ketamine, khat and alkyl nitrites (poppers or liquid gold)  
  • All over-the-counter and prescription medicines
  • Psychoactive substances, ‘legal highs’ and other unauthorised substances

You can find this in the Policy section of the website or by clicking here Drugs Policy

There are several useful websites that provide information, advice and support for young people and parents. Please see the links below.

 

www.talktofrank.com/

Practical advice for parents and carers on how to talk to your child about drugs. Know the facts, understand the issues and start talking.

 

www.nhs.uk

Advice and support from the NHS.

 

www.thesite.org

A useful website for all areas that may concern teens, but with a very useful section on drugs and alcohol.

 

www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Help and advice on smoking/effects/costs of smoking

Helpline: 0800 022 4 332

A Smoking cessation programme is offered to students at the academy which is delivered by the Choices Team on a regular basis.

 

www.drinkaware.co.uk

Drinkaware is an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. We're here to help people make better choices about drinking.

 

You will find other links, some local, in appendix 3 of our Drugs Policy.