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Drugs advice

Ashcroft High School takes its responsibility to deliver drugs education to its young people very seriously.  Through the curriculum, house time, assemblies and outside speakers a comprehensive drugs education programme is delivered to all students.  The possession, use or supply of illegal and unauthorised drugs within school boundaries is unacceptable.  In order to safeguard other students the school takes a very strong view on bringing drugs into school and will always consider permanent exclusion.

Below are a list of useful web-sites that offer support, advice and guidance for anyone who is experiencing concerns about drugs:

FRANK

FRANK is a national drug education service jointly established by the Department of Health and Home Office of the British government in 2003.  It is intended to reduce the use of both legal and illegal drugs by providing “targeted” and “accurate” information on drugs and alcohol, particularly to school pupils and families.  There is a 24 hour helpline where confidential support, advice and guidance is given.

Website:   www.talktofrank.com/
Helpline:    0300 123 6000


The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking.
Website:  www.nacoa.org.uk/
Helpline:   0800 358 3456


Drugscope

It provides expertise on drugs and research materials. The Information service page signposts carers and users to relevant useful organisations and information.
Website:  www.drugscope.org.uk


Adfam

A national organisation working with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It can advise you about many issues, including financial worries, understanding how to help during different stages of recoveryand coping with difficult behaviour. It also has a Useful organisations page.
Email: admin@adfam.org.uk
Website: www.adfam.org.uk


Release

The national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law – providing free and confidential specialist advice.

Email: ask@release.org.uk
Website: www.release.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 4500 215

FGM

Ashcroft High School has robust and rigorous safeguarding procedures and takes its responsibilities of child protection seriously. Female Genital Mutilation is a form of child abuse and as such is dealt with under the schools Safeguarding policy. The Headteacher and Governors expect Safeguarding to be everybody’s responsibility and expect all staff to adhere to and follow these policies.