Kinship care

Kinship Care Week: shining a light on family carers

From April 24th to April 30th, Mentor is leading Kinship Care Week for England to celebrate the dedication of kinship carers, raise awareness and funds for kinship care projects, and promote best practice among the professional community that supports these families.

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Kinship care

Mentor launches the National Kinship Care Website for Scotland

Mentor is delighted to announce the launch of the new National Kinship Care Website for Scotland, kinship.scot, the first site of its kind. This site will complement Mentor’s National Kinship Care Resource Guide by providing kinship families with information and advice, as well as access to training, policy updates, local and national support and all the latest news and events across Scotland.

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Education

Developing a school-wide culture of good behaviour

Leading behaviour expert Tom Bennett is calling on the government to make changes to the way that schools tackle behaviour in a new DfE-commissioned report that also calls on the government to collect behaviour data to allow schools to be compared.

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Evidence

Mentor-ADEPIS seminar explores how to use evidence for effective alcohol and drug education

The first Mentor-ADEPIS seminar of 2017 invited practitioners, service providers and commissioners to discuss the significance of using quality standards in alcohol and drug education to develop and deliver effective programmes for young people.

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Policy

NPS & VSA All-Party Parliamentary Group website launched

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for New Psychoactive Substances and Volatile Substance Abuse has launched its website.

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News

System launched to help tackle NPS harms

A new online system, Report Illicit Drug Reaction, was launched today to improve knowledge of the harmful effects of new psychoactive substances.

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Press Release

UNESCO-UNODC-WHO Endorse ADEPIS as Best Practice for Drugs and Alcohol Education

The latest United Nations publication on ‘Good policy and practice in health education booklet’ features Mentor's Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) as a "prime example" of good practice.

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Press Release

Government funds Mentor UK’s online resource to expand drug and alcohol prevention in schools

Mentor UK has been awarded a new three year contract, jointly funded by Public Health England (PHE) and the Home Office, to continue to develop and deliver the ADEPIS (Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service) for schools and community prevention services.

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Mentor News

Mentor Youth Panel recruitment begins

Mentor are recruiting passionate 16-24 year olds to form a panel of youth advisors.

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Education

Government Moves Closer to Compulsory Alcohol and Drugs Education for Schools

Mentor welcomes the Government's announcement to make Relationships and Sex Education a statutory requirement in all schools in England along with the intent to broaden statutory PSHE education.

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