Half or 1 day course
Ideal for individuals or organisations wishing to develop their knowledge and skills on:
- Understanding how substance use issues develop.
- Recognising drug misuse problems.
The course is particularly relevant to those with supervisory, managerial, educational and pastoral care responsibilities.
It has been designed to introduce educational staﬀ to a range of drug misuse issues such as:
- How to recognise controlled drugs and associated paraphernalia.
- Recognise physical signs and symptoms of drugs misuse.
- Recognise user/dealer patterns.
- Learn techniques in safe handling of drugs and paraphernalia.
No prior knowledge or preparation is required.
(Please note: on a half day program, the syllabus will be shorter)
- Understand the impact within your organisation of substance misuse.
- Be able to identify students at risk of substance misuse – resulting in greater knowledge, skills and conﬁdence to support young people.
- Understand the impact on an individual and peer group due to substance mis-use.
- Learn about the long/short term eﬀects of drugs misuse
- Know the current trends and new drugs psychoactive substances (legal highs)
- Recognise controlled drugs and associated drug paraphernalia
- Safe handling of drugs and paraphernalia.
- Recognise User/dealer habits.
- Know the law with regards to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
- Know best practice when drugs/drug paraphernalia found (storage/continuity of exhibits/disposal)
- Signposting to local treatment services.
Qualiﬁcation and Certiﬁcation:
All those attending the Course are awarded a certiﬁcate on completion. This particular course is mapped to Danos standards AA1.AA2, AC1,AD1, AD2, AD4