Over the last few months the Public Health Joint Commissioning Unit has undertaken a review of Young People’s Drug and Alcohol support in Cambridgeshire (not including Peterborough) which includes advice and education provided to young people across the partner organisations (schools, health, youth support, advice services), targeted work with complex and vulnerable young people and specialist substance misuse treatment services operated by CASUS (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT)) and the Youth Offending Service.
This review has included
- Young people’s surveys (electronic and paper)
- Professional/family/carers survey (electronic)
- Countywide consultation event
- One to one consultation interviews with key stakeholders
The electronic and paper surveys were designed to seek feedback regarding the effectiveness of our current system response to the needs of young people who are experimenting with and/or experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol and to gather ideas regarding new models of service delivery if changes are needed.
The findings from the surveys and consultation event can be found below.
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A Cambridgeshire drug and alcohol joint needs assessment was carried out in 2015/16, if you would like to read the findings, both the Executive Summary and the full report can be found here. We are currently developing a focused young people’s drug and alcohol needs assessment for Cambridgeshire which will be published in the next couple of months.
I would like to thank those of you who participated in the surveys and or attended the countywide event.
If you require any further information about the consultation please contact us by email at [email protected]