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Engaging with Rough Sleepers to Improve Uptake of Drug and Alcohol Support

Every area has a distinct homeless cohort, and blanket policies are not the answer. Councillor Trish Hardy of Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council explains that treating each area as unique and taking the time to learn the intricacies of the rough sleeping population is vital to helping individuals.

Delivering Evidence-Based Approaches to Tackling Drug and Substance Misuse

It is argued that the approach to drug addiction taken in the UK for the past 30 years has been a failure. Crispin Blunt MP, co-Chair of the APPG for Drug Policy Reform, explores the example of Portugal and how the UK can bring its policies in line with the overwhelming bulk of new evidence.

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Real-Time Monitoring of Substance Abusing Parents

Chris Miller, Chair at Harrow Local Safeguarding Children's Board spoke about monitoring drug and substance abuse in parents as a new way of safeguarding children, at The Child Safeguarding and Young People Conference, 2020.

Learning from Portugal’s Health-Based Approach to Drug and Substance Misuse

This case study examines how Portugal has tackled drug related crime through decriminalisation and what we can learn from this in the UK.