As a part of local strategic planning ADPs should set their own actions, improvement goals, measures and tests of change, alongside the national deliverables, to drive quality improvement at a local level.
WDADP held a development day in January 2019 to consider the national strategies and agree local priorities. The main themes identified were:
The local priorities identified through the community engagement (workshops and survey) exercise were as follows:
Prevention and Early Intervention (activity delivered through the Substance Use Prevention Strategy)
Developing Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (activity delivered by the ADP Treatment and Support Sub-Group)
Getting it Right for Children, Young People and Families (activity delivered by the ADP Treatment and Support Sub-Group)
A Public Health Approach to Justice (activity delivered by the ADP Justice Settings Working Group)
Improved support to divert people from the criminal justice system, treating drugs as a “health” issue