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National Drug and Alcohol Education Conference 2021 - Why it matters and how to do it well

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Organised jointly by The Alcohol Education Trust, The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation and the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum, the 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.

Who is this conference for?
• Teachers, senior leaders, PSHE leads and pastoral staff, youth and children’s workers, mentors and coaches
• CCGs, Public Health, social workers, school nurses

The Guildhall, Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH
Monday 28th June 2021
Delegate and stand prices from £60





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