Standard 7 Alcohol and Substance Misuse

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Level 1

Topic Criteria Guidance
1.7.1
Raising awareness
Display health promotion information regarding alcohol and substance misuse Pick health topics related to alcohol and substance misuse and display information in the form of leaflets or posters on a notice board or staff intranet pages and staff recreational areas.
1.7.2
Leading good health
Display information regarding where staff can access help and support for alcohol and substance misuse Have a designated area i.e. notice board, to raise awareness regarding use of alcohol and drugs.

Level 2

 Topic Criteria
Guidance
2.7.1
Raising awareness
Establish a workplace Alcohol and Substance Misuse Champion who is fully aware of the functions of local alcohol and substance misuse services and ensure staff are aware of who the champion is
You may wish to put a photo of the Alcohol and Substance Misuse Champion with an explanation of their role on a notice board or work intranet.

The role of the Alcohol and Substance Misuse Champion should be to support and signpost staff, be involved in policy development and enable staff to access information. They may also ensure privacy is available if employees wish to contact local services.
2.7.2
Leading good health
Alcohol and Substance Misuse Champion to inform managers, team leaders and members of staff the function of the local alcohol and substance misuse services An example of this may be to provide information about local alcohol and substance misuse services by putting information about local alcohol and substance misuse services on wage slips, intranet or in staff bulletins.
2.7.2
Leading good health
Have an alcohol and substance misuse policy in place The policy should cover the misuse of alcohol and other substances in the workplace, guidance regarding offering alcohol for hospitality reasons and supporting staff in accessing alcohol and substance misuse services

Level 3    

 Topic Criteria
Guidance
3.7.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining good health
Alcohol and substance misuse champion to attend 'Basic Drug Awareness' and 'Alcohol awareness' 1 day training' courses This training can be accessed locally through Mercianet, email:
mercianetadmin@worcestershire.gov.uk
3.7.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining good health
Deliver an annual campaign about alcohol and substance misuse You may want to have an alcohol and substance misuse day or support a local charity
3.7.1
Raising awareness, improving and maintaining good health
Develop and implement an annual action plan Your action plan should include how you will continuously provide up to date information about different aspects of the risks of alcohol and substance misuse and local services.  You may wish to develop one action plan that incorporates all or several other standards