Community Alcohol Partnership
A Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) is a partnership of groups and individuals interested in reducing the problem of underage drinking in an area.
CAPs usually consist of the police, Trading Standards, Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT), Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG), local authorities, local retailers, local schools, support services for youngsters with alcohol related problems, and local community groups.
CAPs are formed where there is a concern about alcohol consumption in an area. Usually this relates to under 18s but sometimes there are concerns about adult drinking too.
What is involved
- education - of young people, parents and retailers
- enforcement - of the law relating to alcohol and young people
- challenging perceptions - about young people and groups of people gathering in public places
How you can support this work
If you are aware of any alcohol related problems please contact the CAP Project Manager on 0345 045 5206 or email Trading.Standards@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.
Kick Ash is an award winning countywide campaign which sees young people promoting initiatives to prevent smoking in the under 16s across Cambridgeshire. It is based in secondary schools and recruits volunteers aged 14 and 15 to work as mentors in their school and the local community.
Kick Ash has provided mentor training to 371 15 year olds, 3000 13 year olds and 2688 10/11 year olds since the introduction of the programme. As mentors they lead on campaign activities including:
- supporting young people vulnerable to smoking
- working with the media and lobbying local MPs
- preventing underage sales of tobacco
- developing stop smoking services sensitive for young people
Kick Ash is supported by Cambridgeshire County Council's Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE), Trading Standards and Communications team and also by NHS Cambridgeshire.
To find out more go to the Kick Ash website.