Drug Management Policy

Drug Management Policy

Student Overview 

Why do we have a Drugs Policy?

We want every member of the school community to feel safe and well looked after.

A ‘drug’ is …

“A substance people take to change the way they feel, think or behave”

The word ‘drug’ includes

This takes into account the fact that whereas some drugs may be seen as helpful and “socially acceptable”, all of them have the potential to be harmful.

What counts as ‘school’This takes into account the fact that whereas some drugs may be seen as helpful and “socially acceptable”, all of them have the potential to be harmful.

Drug Education

This is a major part of looking after everyone’s safety and well being at Rossett School.  Drug education aims to:

Most of the problems young people will have will be with legal drugs such as:

Alcohol

Smoking and Tobacco

Involvement of people that care for you

Role of the Police

The Headteacher will normally contact the police when a student is found in possession of cannabis or other illegal substances.  Where the school is asked what action they wish to have taken by the police we will ask for the student to be arrested.

*As set out in the Rossett School Medical Needs Policy where students have been prescribed controlled drugs, these must be kept in safe custody – students may access them for self-medication if it was agreed that this was appropriate.  It is good practice to support and encourage students, who are able, to take responsibility for their own medicines (eg. a student with asthma inhaler or Sixth Form students who are legally able to self-administer eg. simple analgesia).

The selling of illegal drugs will automatically result in permanent exclusion.

Linked Policies:

Drug Management Policy – Student Overview

No Smoking Policy

Supporting Students with Medical Needs Policy

 

Adopted by Governors: July 2011

Reviewed: October 2017

Next review: September 2019