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Dangerous Highs

NCB have published a report on the hidden solvent abuse among children and young people. The press release which accompanies the report is as follows:   Volatile substance abuse (VSA) is responsible for more deaths among children aged 10 to 16 in the UK than illegal drugs yet the problem remains hidden owing to prejudice …

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NSCoPSE Conference

“School Self Evaluation – a new agenda for Personal and Social Education”  is the title of the annual conference of NSCoPSE; the professional organisation for LEA advisers, inspectors and advisory teachers with responsibility for all aspects of personal and social education, including health education and citizenship.   The conference will be held on 2 – 4 October …

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Social Norms

A research paper on social norms written by John McAlaney, Bridgette Bewick and Clarissa Hughes sets out the international development of social norms in drug education and prevention. The paper looks at the increasing use of social norms in correcting young peoples’ misperceptions regarding alcohol consumption over the last twenty years. Whilst outlining the theoretical approaches the paper looks at …

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