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Policy briefings

Keep up to date with latest developments in the field.

Our free monthly briefings are tailored to the family support audience and contain all the latest policy and good practice updates to inform your work. We break down Parliamentary debates and questions, list open consultations, and analyse new reports and resources on all things families, drugs and alcohol.

Each briefing also includes an editorial and a featured issue on a key policy document or research report. To recognise the contribution of charities and community groups in the family support sector we also include resources on charity governance and organisational health.

To sign up to receive the briefing, use the form to the right. Download previous briefings at the links below.

  • February 2017

    In Focus: Dual Diagnosis

  • January 2017

    Child to Parent Abuse Project

  • October 2016

    ADEPIS Review and Consultation

  • July 2016

    In Focus: New Psychoactive Substances Come of Age

  • May 2016

    In Focus: State of Caring 2016

  • April 2016

    In Focus: Housing and Recovery

  • March 2016

    Featured issue: State of the Sector 2015

  • February 2016

    Featured issue: Voices from the Frontline policy influencing guide

  • January 2016

    Featured issue: Changing patterns of substance misuse in adult prisons and service responses

  • December 2015

    Featured issue: Medications in Drug Treatment: Tackling the risks to children - one year on

  • November 2015

    Carers Rights Day Edition

  • October 2015

    Featured issue: European drug prevention quality standards

  • September 2015

    Featured issue: Drug-related deaths in England, Wales and Scotland

  • August 2015

    Featured issue: What's love got to do with it?

  • July 2015

    Featured issue: Bereaved through substance use: Guidelines for those whose work brings them into contact with adults bereaved after a drug or alcohol related death