The Mentor Quality Mark for Alcohol and Drugs Education

Developmental online tools for all providers of alcohol and drug education

The Mentor Quality Mark for Alcohol and Drugs Education aims to improve the quality of alcohol and drug education and prevention delivered by schools and practitioners in England through the use of an online self-assessment tool.

Since we launched the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) in 2013, we have understood how vital quality standards are to ensure quality of delivery. It is quite evident an increasing number of schools and practitioners really want to improve and deliver quality services, but have lacked the essential structural support to guide them toward this goal.

This online tool provides access to two different self-assessment frameworks:

  • The Mentor Quality Mark for Providers of alcohol and drug education for young people
  • The Mentor Quality Standards Review for schools

Mentor’s Quality Standards for schools and practitioners are very much in line with National Drug Strategy 2017 which stresses the importance of reducing demand through: increased focus on prevention, universal approach across the life-course, committed to supporting schools to build children and young people’s confidence and resilience and supporting the development of dedicated alcohol and drugs education resources.

“We know that building young people’s knowledge, skills and resilience to make better and safer choices around alcohol and drugs is the best approach to help influence their attitudes and behaviour. The Quality Mark is a positive step towards ensuring all schools provide drug and alcohol education that’s fit for purpose. I would encourage all local areas to support their schools to meet these criteria and take an approach to prevention that covers the whole school environment.”

– Rosanna O’Connor, Director Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco at PHE

 

Click here to begin your self-assessment   

 

Costs

Schools: Quality Standards Review

Cost estimate: Quality Assessment Framework with possible Quality Mark (valid for 2 years*)

  • Self-Assessment form: Free
  • One-day consultancy advice and review of the self-assessment form (inclusive of a development of a strategic development plan for the school): £800 per school
  • Other services costed on a case by case basis:
    • Half day consultancy and review of the self-assessment
    • Twilight support (training session for members of staff in the school)
    • One-day follow-up consultancy (recommended within a year from the initial visit)
  • Follow-up assessment to renew the Quality Mark (every two years): £150

Providers: Quality Standards Assessment

Cost estimate: Quality Mark for Service Providers (valid for two years*; follow up assessments are recommended)

  • Self-Assessment form: Free
  • Half day consultancy and review of the self assessment (no Quality Mark given): £400
  • Quality Mark assessment, consultancy advice and review of the self-assessment form (inclusive of a development of a strategic development plan for the organisation):
    • Small organisation, one programme: £1,300
    • Small organisation, two programmes: £1,500
    • Medium to large organisation, three or more programmes: From £1,800 (Cost determined following submission of the self-assessment form)
    • Independent consultant (assessment of services provided): £700
  • Additional twilight support (training session for members of staff in the organisation): £365
  • One-day follow-up consultancy (recommended within a year from the initial visit): £700
  • Follow-up assessment to renew the quality mark (every two years): £150

Click here for a detailed breakdown of costs   

ADEPIS, c/o Mentor UK
CAN-Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH
adepis@mentoruk.org
020 7553 9920

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