Drug Education News

News and views from the Drug Education Forum

links for 2009-12-12

  • Parents in a Berkshire borough are being warned that their youngsters could get hold of a dangerous drug, sold as a plant fertiliser.

    The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council's drugs and alcohol team said Mephedrone, known as "Bubble" or "Michael", is easily available.

  • Pupils drank ethanol which had been stolen from a science lesson at a Northamptonshire school.

    The students took the bottle from Latimer Arts College, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, it emerged on Thursday.

  • The children’s services scrutiny committee has discussed proposals, which would see annual funding for youth support reduced from £3.7m to £1.4m by 2013.

    It forms part of broader reductions in the Children and Young People and Families (CYPF) department budget which is set to be reduced by £18m as part of County Hall’s spending cuts.

    Last night union bosses said the move would “decimate” youth services, while the council admitted every youth centre in the county would be affected.

    One teenager said closing centres would lead to more teenagers getting into trouble with drink and drugs.

Advertisements

Filed under: Delicious

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Archives

%d bloggers like this: