As you know, we are delighted to be co-hosting the Drug and Alcohol Education Conference 2020 in partnership with the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation and The City of London Corporation which will be held on June 19th. This will be a day for professionals to hear from leading experts on the latest research on alcohol and drugs prevention, attend a choice of workshops on evidence-based programmes, and receive planning and evaluation advice for effective PSHE.

This is our third bi-annual National Conference on Alcohol and Drugs Education and Prevention and its aim is to ensure that all professionals working with young people are equipped with the most up to date facts and figures, an understanding of best practice and the evidence base, and resources and tools to deliver engaging and effective drugs and alcohol education.

For schools, this is a great opportunity to make sure you are fully confident, prepared and resourced to teach effective alcohol and drug education to students from September 2020 when it becomes mandatory.

For all teachers, school and college staff, and for any professionals working with young people, it’s a chance to make sure staff are equipped with the best resources and training to ensure an understanding of the context and scale of issues young people face.

A range of experts, including a presentation from PSHE Head of Ofsted Roary Pownall, will provide a valuable insight into the current issues, developments and ideas in the field. The hands-on workshops will demonstrate how best to support young people in building their knowledge, resilience and life skills that will help them make safer choices.

Delegates will have resources to take away and access to PowerPoints in order to be able to plan, deliver and evaluate their PSHE scheme of work or lead group work for young people in other settings. Although the focus is on alcohol and drugs, the interactive workshops will showcase skills, games and activities that are applicable to all PSHE and Health Education.

The conference is amazing value with a special early bird rate of just £49 for schools and charities including presentations, lunch and attendance of two workshops and £79 for other professionals.
To register your interest, or for further information, email kate@alcoholeducationtrust.org and to book your place, visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/daniel-spargo-mabbs-foundation/drug-and-alcohol-education-conference-2020-why-it-matters-and-how-to-do-it-well/2020-06-19/10:00/t-gmjpze