New Psychoactive Substances (NPS): Toolkits for Staff in Prisons

Public Health England have released 2 new toolkits relating to NPS and prisons

Thematic analysis of training for prison staff on new psychoactive substances

In response to the growing concern over NPS in prisons, Public Health England (PHE) published a toolkit for prison staff supported by a national training programme. This paper seeks to distil and reflect some of the key themes and learning that emerged from the training programme with a view to supporting and informing frontline staff, prison service managers and policy makers as they address the challenge presented by NPS.

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in prisons: A toolkit for prison staff

Following the publication of the New psychoactive substances (NPS) in prisons toolkit in January 2016, there have been significant developments in this area including the enactment of the Psychoactive Substances Act, high profile reports from HM Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and the roll-out of a national training programme. The toolkit has now been revised and updated to provide a resource that takes into account the learning and additional information that is now available


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