DfE and ACPO drug advice for schools

DfE ACPO advice

This advice from the Department for Education and the Association of Chief Police Officers is non-statutory and has been produced to help answer some of the most common questions raised by school staff in this area, as well as promoting understanding of the relevant powers and duties in relation to powers to search for and confiscate drugs, liaison with the police and with parents.

It does not focus on drug education, covering broader behaviour and pastoral support, as well as managing drugs and drug-related incidents within schools.

Schools developing a drug and alcohol policy may also be interested in Reviewing your drug and alcohol policy: a toolkit for schools.