Psychoactive substances are substances that, when taken in or administered into one’s system, affect mental processes, e.g. cognition, perception, memory, etc. This term and its equivalent, psychotropic drug, are the most neutral and descriptive term for the whole class of substances, licit and illicit, of interest to drug policy. ‘Psychoactive’ does not necessarily imply dependence-producing, and in common parlance, the term is often left unstated, as in ‘drug use’ or ‘substance abuse’.
As of 26th May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 came into force. This course will give you an understanding on the legislation, penalties, and your role when working with young people who take or may take psychoactive substances.
The main learning objectives of the course are as follows:
This course meets the Children’s Home Quality Standards as outlined in The Children’s Homes Regulations (England) 2015 and Children’s Homes Quality Standards 2015.
Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.
We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.
Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.