This policy is based on guidance in the following documents:

DfE and ACPO drug advice for schools 2012

New Psychoactive Substances Home Office Guidance 2015

Searching, screening and confiscation advice 2014

The definition of a drug (given by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

A substance people take to change the way they feel, think or behave. The term drugs and drug education, unless otherwise stated, is used throughout this document to refer to all drugs:

  • All illegal drugs (those controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971)
  • All legal drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, volatile substances (those giving off a gas or vapor which can be inhaled), ketamine, khat and alkyl nitrates (poppers)
  • All over the counter and prescription medicines
  • New Psychoactive Substances (aka Legal Highs)

The drug education policy is linked to other policies including PSHE policy

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