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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.

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

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,

Bradford Schools Praised

Bradford Schools were praised for their part in the battle against drugs at a ceremony in the city last night. Eight primary schools and a Pupil Referral Unit were awarded the prestigious Bradford Schools Drug Prevention Initiative Charter Award in front of guests including West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore, Crime Commissioner Mark Burns- Williamson and the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Khadim Hussain. The Honorary Recorder of Bradford, Roger

Award Insight

Case Study – Bradford Central Pru: Bradford Central PRU (BCPRU) work with some of the most vulnerable young people in Bradford. Often, our young people engage with risk taking behaviours and this can lead to them making choices that have negative consequences. To support their wider education, we offer drug education, so that our young people are better informed with facts and understanding to make improved choices. Our work to