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Government publish "Police led alcohol intervention checklist and toolkit" Published Date: 12/08/2023

The Government has published an alcohol intervention checklist and toolkit for police forces focused on police led interventions.

The toolkit, developed by Alcohol Change UK, will "supplement the existing expertise and experience across forces in dealing with alcohol-related incidents" the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Fire said.

He continued:

" It brings together data, evidence, promising practice and case studies and sets out a range of interventions to respond effectively - whether to incidents in the night-time economy or supporting dependent drinkers with complex needs.

"Alongside this toolkit, Alcohol Change UK will be delivering awareness sessions to police forces across England and Wales, and I am grateful for the support this project has been given by Deputy Chief Constable Scott Green, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Alcohol Licensing and Harm Reduction, and by the Association for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Addictions and Substance Misuse leads, Joy Allen (Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham) and David Sidwick (Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset)."

The toolkit covers: