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Annual Charter Awards 2017

The annual Charter presentation took place on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at the Hockney Conference Room Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince’s Way Bradford (Formerly the Central Library). The BSDPI is a unique organisation comprised of 5 Rotary Clubs, Soroptimist International, Police and the Schools in the Bradford Area. The aim of the Initiative is to motivate, reward and award schools which positively address the issues of drug, tobacco and alcohol misuse.

Evidence required to gain a BSDPI Award

The PDF document below presents a suggested list of evidence a school might want to present when applying for a BSDPI award. The evidence should reflect the work a school already covers within the curriculum and life of the school – there is no need to produce anything additional. We ask for evidence to be provided in the following ways: In a file/folder During a tour of the school with

BSDPI Brochure

View or Download our latest brochure here. Click on the link to download in PDF format. Once clicked, you will be prompted to save or open the brochure. Please follow the instructions that your browser displays. Click here to download – or view the gallery images below Ready to apply for an award? Download an application form here.

What we know about Drugs...

The prevalence and frequency of drug use amongst children has been reducing year on year, but in some areas, the fight to ensure reduction in use of legal and illegal substances is more difficult. Many so-called called ‘Legal highs’ have prompted a recent spike in usage statistics, revealing a new audience who might otherwise have rejected drug-taking. The introduction of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 has largely halted the flow

Contact BSDPI

BSDPI is organised and run by Volunteers. Please use the form below to contact us and a Member of the team will endeavour to reply to you very shortly. If you have an urgent enquiry, further information may be obtained by contacting: Robert Morphet, Secretary – 07970 815204 470 Great Horton Road, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD7 3HR

The Charter Award Process

The Charter Award Process What happens when a school applies for a Charter Award? An experienced ‘Link’ Assessor is appointed to the school, the Charter Assessment process discussed with a teacher nominated to lead the school application, and a timetable agreed for submission of all documentary evidence needed in support. The teacher collates evidence from the school curriculum, together with examples of the work performed by Students in class. The ‘Link’ Assessor, together with another Assessor,

History and Development

Concerned about the number of drug-related offences being committed by young people in Bradford, a local Magistrate, the then President of Soroptimist International of Bradford, became interested in exploring the possibility of drug prevention activities. A Senior Police officer was approached who pledged support for a volunteer service. After several conversations, a number of Rotary Clubs local to Bradford showed interest in supporting an Initiative and before long five Rotary Clubs,

Assessors Insight

Assessors & the Initiative Assessors are the key people in the Initiative.  They are volunteers drawn from organisations such as Rotary and Soroptimist International and also from other walks of life.  The backgrounds of these special people are very varied, and they bring with them a wealth of personal and professional experience – with the most important skill of all being the ability to question and listen objectively. They have

Rotary (RIBI)

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) is the association of Rotary clubs within England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. RIBI has over 1,800 clubs consisting of more than 50,000 men and women from all walks of life. Our clubs are based in local communities where members meet on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others. Clubs utilise the skills, expertise

Soroptimist International of Bradford

SI Bradford was formed in 1928 – probably one of the first groups in Yorkshire – and meetings take place at The Great Victoria Hotel, Bridge Street, Bradford BD1 1JX . Meetings start at 18.30 hours and are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month plus other occasional meetings and social events.  Members are also invited to join social events arranged by other local SI groups as