Mentor responds to an informed debate in the House of Lords on Monday 11 April on the issue of drug misuse, education and prevention. The debate highlighted the growing importance of drug policy to members of both Houses, and of evidence-based education and prevention measures.
Mentor's efforts to promote holistic approach to education and prevention have been acknowledged by international delegates at the UNODC global conference held in Vienna on 14-22 March 2016. Mentor was invited to take part in an expert panel, presenting our work on protecting young people from New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) use.
Michael O'Toole responds to a recent File on 4 programme on Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) and reflects on Mentor's ongoing work with kinship carers in Scotland and England.
Mentor celebrates the expansion of Mentor-ADEPIS' reach over the past three years while recognising the work still to be done, particularly in terms of influencing school practice across the UK. As Mentor continues to develop its research base and services, Mentor-ADEPIS will serve an increasingly important role as a leading source of evidence-based guidance and resources for alcohol and drug prevention and education.
As we wait on the Commons Committee report on Psychoactive Substances Bill, Mentor is hopeful not only about the role that prevention and education will play in the government’s response to NPS, but also about the increasing importance of prevention within the Government’s wider drug strategy.