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Drug Education Practitioners Forum

The purpose of the forum is to enhance and promote quality in drug education through support for the professional development of drug education practitioners working in formal and informal settings. The forum communicates at meetings (three times a year) and via e-mail, as well as using the distribution list to circulate various relevant documents and news.There are currently 90 members. Membership is free and open to all those involved in supporting and providing drug education in formal and informal settings.

Chair: Lesley Johnson
Vice chair: Richard Boxer
Date of next meeting: 19th July 2011
Venue: To be arranged
Contact: Carol Marsh:

A following meeting will be held on 18th October

This meeting is open to members only

Drugs: Guidance for schools - DEPF response Feb 2010
Read our response here (PDF 124KB)

Independent review of PSHE - DEPF response On October 23rd 2008 Ministers announced their intention to make PSHE education statutory and that an independent review would be launched to investigate how to achieve this. The DEPF was invited to contribute to the process of gathering written evidence to inform the review. You can read the DEPF response here (PDF 56KB)

For more information about this forum please contact Carol Marsh