Microsoft word - (a) management of drug related incidents policy (july 2012)

Rationale For the purpose of this document the word DRUGS refers to any psychotropic substance: all legal drugs (including alcohol and tobacco); all illegal drugs, volatile substances, and over-the-counter and prescription medicines. This school will not tolerate the misuse of drugs and alcohol by members of the school community nor the supply of these substances. It is vital that schools send a clear message to the whole school community that the possession, use or supply of illegal, legal and other unauthorised drugs (as designated by the Principal) within school boundaries is unacceptable. The school is committed to the health and safety of its members and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing. The school acknowledges the importance of supporting young people with the various challenges they face, and through the general ethos of the school, will seek to encourage pupils in need of that support to come forward. To this end, the College Leadership Team and Student Guidance Team will be open to self-referral of pupils. This policy applies:- For example, all staff, pupils, parents/carers, governors and partner agencies working with schools. Specify the school's boundaries and jurisdiction of the policy's provisions. Clarify how the policy applies to pupils educated in part within further education or other provision. The named member of staff who will oversee and co-ordinate drug issues is Alan Myers (Vice Principal) The Police school liaison officer is PC Tracy Fuller. Staff will be made aware of their own responsibilities to drinking and drug use in school hours and on school trips C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc First-Aid Response/contact First Aiders/Office to log relevant details. Contact with Parents/Student Guidance Team Possible referrals - External Agencies. Take appropriate First Aid Action. If in doubt call an ambulance Parents/Carers under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave the premises. The Vice Principal will be alerted. If a parent attempts to drive or is a danger to any person-child / adult / themselves the police will be called. 2) Suspicion OFF premises ACTION Discussion Principal/Vice Principal/Police Community Liaison Officer Consider referral of pupil to external agencies - support/information a) Discussion Principal/Vice Principal/Police Liaison Officer b) The Principal/Vice Principal may consider a check to be appropriate. c) If appropriate, referral of pupil to external agencies - support/information. d) Log details of event The school should seek consent and ensure that a second adult witness is present. If this is refused, they will need to consider whether to call the Police. Checks should be conducted in such a way as to minimise potential embarrassment or distress. Personal checks The suspect is invited to demonstrate that they do not have any illegal or unauthorised drugs. Every effort should be made to persuade the person to hand over voluntarily any drugs, in the presence of a second adult witness. Where the individual refuses and the school wishes to proceed along formal lines, then the police must be called. The police can conduct a personal check if they believe a crime has taken place, or to prevent harm to themselves or others following an arrest. Checks of school property Staff may check school property, e.g. pupils' lockers if they believe drugs to be stored there. Prior consent should always be sought. Individuals should be made aware that if consent is refused the school may proceed with a check. C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc Checks of personal property Pool Academy will not check personal property without consent. If the school wishes to check personal property, including pupils' property stored within school property, for example a bag or pencil case within a locker, they should ask for consent. Where consent is refused they will need to consider, in the case of pupils, notifying parents/carers, who may persuade their child to give consent or if they wish to proceed along formal lines calling the police. * (Reference: Screening, Searching and Confiscation Policy) 4) Discovery OFF premises ACTION Discussion Student Guidance/Deputy Head/Police Community Liaison Officer 5) Discovery ON premises Unauthorised Drugs a) Unauthorised drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, volatile substances and other drugs will be confiscated. Parents will be given the opportunity to collect the alcohol or tobacco. Other drugs will be handed over to the police. b) The school has a NO SMOKING policy. Smoking on school premises or before / after school whilst in uniform usually results in a C3 detention. A second event of breaking of the no smoking rule will result in a further sanction. Alcohol a) Parents will be informed if a pupil brings alcohol into school and there may be a fixed term exclusion. b) Pupils under the influence of alcohol - parents will be asked to take their child home/to the doctor/hospital. In all instances the substances will be confiscated and may be disposed of by the school, returned to parents or handed to an external agency. Illegal Drugs (see notes re checks) a) The law permits school staff to take temporary possession of a substance suspected of being an illegal drug for the purposes of preventing an offence from being committed or continued in relation to C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc that drug providing that all reasonable steps are taken to destroy the drug or deliver it to a person lawfully entitled to take custody of it. In taking temporary possession and disposing of suspected illegal drugs staff are advised to: Ensure that a second adult witness is present throughout. Seal the sample safely and include details of the date and time of the seizure/find and witness present. School staff should not attempt to analyse or taste unknown substances. Police can advise on analysis and formal identification, although this is normally carried out only if it will be required as evidence within a prosecution. Complete the Drug Disposal register. (Principal has copies). Store it in a secure location, such as the school safe or other lockable container with access limited to two senior members of staff. Without delay notify the police, who will collect it and then store or dispose of it in line with locally agreed protocols. Contact the Police and record full details of the incident, including the police incident reference number. Inform parents/carers, unless this would jeopardise the safety of the pupil. If formal action is to be taken against a pupil, the police should make arrangements for them to attend a local police station accompanied by an appropriate adult for interview. Only in exceptional circumstances should arrest or interviews take place at school. Pupil Disclosure (NB: Policy on Confidentiality and Procedure) Teachers cannot and should not promise total confidentiality. The boundaries of confidentiality should be made clear to students. e) Student possession of illegal drugs on the school premises or during school trip/activity. This will result in an exclusion. Referral, preferably with parent/carer support, should be made to external agencies - to support child and C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc Supply of an illegal drug is a serious breach of school rules and maybe one of the exceptional circumstances where the Principal judges that it is appropriate to permanently exclude a student, even for a one off or first-time offence. 6) Parental/Carer Use ACTION Watching Brief - Student Guidance Team 8) Prescribed Drugs Parents/Guardians of any student on prescribed medication must supply the school with written information on usage and dosage. All such drugs will be lodged in the school office or a suitable secure place during school hours unless there is good reason why the pupil must carry that medication (e.g. ventolin). With the exception of asthma pumps, students will be given a card to authorise their retention of medication. 9) Discovery of Drugs-Related Paraphernalia on premises Any items found must be reported to the Principal/Vice Principal who will take appropriate action. This may involve the Police who may be able to provide specific information and will also see to the disposal of the materials. The police will give advice on disposal. The Caretakers will be contacted re safe disposal of items. Each situation will trigger a different set of initial responses. The school will consider each incident individually and recognises that a variety of responses will be necessary to deal with incidents. The school will consider carefully the implications of any actions it may take. It seeks to balance the interests of the pupil involved, the other school members and the local community. C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc Improving Behaviour & Attendance: Guidance on Exclusions from Schools and Pupil Referral Units (2003) Drug Education Policy DFE and ACPO Drug Advice for Schools January 2012 Screening, Searching and Confiscation Policy and Guidance (April C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc Drug situations - medical emergencies The procedures for an emergency apply when a person is at immediate risk of harm. A person who is unconscious, having trouble breathing, seriously confused or disoriented or who has taken a harmful toxic substance, should be responded to as an emergency. Your main responsibility is for any pupil at immediate risk, but you also need to ensure the well-being and safety of others. Put into practice your school's first-aid procedures. If in any doubt, call medical help. Always: If a medical emergency, send for medical help and ambulance. Before assistance arrives If the person is conscious Ask them what has happened and to identify any drug used Collect any drug sample and any vomit for medical analysis Do not chase or over-excite them if intoxicated from inhaling a volatile substance Keep them under observation, warm and quiet. Ensure that they can breathe and place in the recovery position Do not move them if a fall is likely to have led to spinal or other serious injury which may not be obvious Do not attempt to make them sit or stand Do not leave them unattended or in the charge of another pupil Encourage wound to bleed. Do not suck. Wash with soap and water. Dry and apply waterproof dressing If used/dirty needle seek advice from a doctor. Pass on any information available, including vomit and any drug samples. Complete a medical record form as soon as you have dealt with the emergency. C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc Dealing with Drugs Paraphernalia If injecting equipment is found it should be disposed of very carefully because of the risk of someone 'sticking' themselves with the needle. There is only a negligible risk of contracting HIV from a used syringe. The risk of getting hepatitis is far greater as it survives longer outside the body. In some areas more than half of all drug injectors have tested positive for the hepatitis C virus. In the case of needles, syringes and other "sharps" ALL staff need to be aware of the personal safety issues involved. Do not pick up any such objects without wearing gloves. If you find injecting equipment on or near the school site you have a choice about what to do: If you do not want to handle the materials contact someone who will. Off site: Your local authority environmental health department should be able to help and your local drug agency should be able to advise you. You cannot guarantee that anyone will come immediately and in the meantime you will have to make sure that children do not pick it up. Within School Grounds: Report the find to the Vice Principal who will take the necessary action. You may choose to pick up the items yourself. If you find a whole syringe, pick it up carefully by the barrel and avoid handling the needle. Hold the needle so that it points away from you and take care not to stick anyone else. If you just find needles, use something like a pen to push them onto a newspaper or a piece of card. Put the whole syringe into a sturdy container such as a tin, seal the container and take to the Vice Principal. Once the find and all relevant information have been passed to the Vice Principal, he/she will, in conjunction with the Principal, instigate an investigation and deal with the disposal. The Principal/Vice Principal will liaise with the police/ Environmental Health Department and Site Staff to dispose of the items in a sharps bin. C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc
Addaction is one of the UK's largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment
charities. As well as adult services, they provide services specifically tailored to
the needs of young people and their parents. The Skills for Life project supports
young people with drug misusing parents.
ADFAM offers information to families of drug and alcohol users, and the website
has a database of local family support services.
Tel: 020 7553 7640 Email: Website:
Alcohol Concern works to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related
harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with
alcohol-related problems.
Tel: 020 7264 0510. Email:
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) A campaigning public health charity
aiming to reduce the health problems caused by tobacco. Tel: 020 7739 5902
Children's Legal Centre operates a free and confidential legal advice and
information service covering all aspects of law and policy affecting children and
young people.
Tel: 01206 877910 Email: Website:
Children's Rights Alliance for England - A charity working to improve the lives
and status of all children in England through the fullest implementation of the UN
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Email: Website:
Drinkaware - An independent charity that promotes responsible drinking through
ways to challenge the national drinking culture, helping reduce alcohol misuse
and minimize alcohol related harm. Tel: 020 7307 7450 Website:
Drinkline - A free and confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about
their own or someone else's drinking. Tel: 0800 917 8282 (lines are open 24
hours a day)
Drug Education Forum (DEF) - A forum of national organisations in England
which provide drug education to children and young people or offer a service to
those who do.
Tel: 020 7739 8494 Website:
C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc DrugScope is a centre of expertise on illegal drugs, aiming to inform policy
development and reduce drug-related risk. The website includes detailed drug
information and access to the Information and Library Service. DrugScope also
hosts the Drug Education Practitioners Forum.
Tel: 020 7520 7550 Email: Website:
FRANK is the national drugs awareness campaign aiming to raise awareness
amongst young people of the risks of illegal drugs, and to provide information and
advice. It also provides support to parents/carers, helping to give them the skills
and confidence to communicate with their children about drugs.
24 Hour Helpline: 0800 77 66 00
Email: Website:
Schools can receive free FRANK resource materials, updates and newsletters
by registering at
Mentor UK is a non-government organisation with a focus on protecting the
health and wellbeing of children and young people to reduce the damage that
drugs can do to their lives.
Tel: 020 7739 8494. Email
National Children's Bureau promotes the interests and well-being of all children
and young people across every aspect of their lives.
Tel: 020 7843 6000 Website:
Family Lives - A charity offering support and information to anyone parenting a
child or teenager. It runs a free-phone helpline and courses for parents, and
develops innovative projects.
Tel: 0800 800 2222 Website:
Re-Solv (Society for the Prevention of Solvent and Volatile Substance
A national charity providing information for teachers, other professionals, parents
and young people.
Tel: 01785 817885 Information line: 01785 810762
Email: Website:
Smokefree - NHS Smoking Helpline: 0800 169 0 169
Stars National Initiative offers support for anyone working with children, young
people and families affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse.
Directgov Young People can help young people with information and advice on
issues relating to health, housing, relationships with family and friends, career and
learning options, money, as well as helping young people find out about activities
they can get involved in.
C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc
Youth Offending Teams - Local Youth Offending Teams are multi-agency teams
and are the responsibility of the local authority, who have a statutory duty to
prevent offending by young people under the age of 18.
C:\Users\Alison Owen\Downloads\policiesforthewebsite\(A) Management of Drug Related Incidents Policy (July 2012).doc


FLÖCKCHENPOST im Februar 2010 Liebe Leserinnen und Leser der Flöckchenpost! reisen wir nach Bolivien und berichten unter anderem €ber das „Theater Thron“ im Kulturzentrum Compa in der Millionenstadt El Alto und seinen Stellenwert im Leben der Kinder. Auƒerdem im Fokus: Am 28. Februar 2010 feiern die Juden das Purimfest . Auff€hrung der Purim-Geschichte als Theate

Center For Special Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Camran Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS And Associates Recovering at home & Discharge instructions First and foremost, our staff is always here for you. No question or concern is too small. Our physicians and staff are always reachable both during and after hours. If you have an emergency please call 911 or go to your ne

Copyright © 2018 Predicting Disease Pdf