Teaching about the use of drugs, both good and bad is included in both science and health programmes of study with the aims of:
- Giving children the facts appropriate for their ages
- Emphasising the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
- Enabling children to make responsible choices, now and in later life
The school nurse is invited to talk to the oldest children about drug related issues and provide them with appropriate literature.
Should a child be found in procession of a controlled drug or any other product which can be used as a stimulant or sedative (e.g. alcohol, glue) the drug or other product will be confiscated; the child will receive appropriate care and supervision; the Head teacher will be informed; parents will be informed and the police will be informed if appropriate.
Further action may be necessary following a full investigation.