Helen Wilks, Harm Reduction Coordinator from Torbay DAAT has allowed us to post an annotated copy of a letter they sent to their local police service that can act as a template to be used by any service wanting to get a local agreement to supply foil (or any other item that is in technical breach of Section 9a of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971).
The Torbay young people's needle exchange policy by Safer Communities Torbay and CheckPoint Under 18s Drug and Alcohol Service has been shared for NNEF members to use as a point of best practice in developing their own young peoples NSP policy.
The Victoria State Needle and Syringe Programme Policy has been kindly shared for us to use as a point of reference.
The Queensland State Needle and Syringe Programme Policy has been kindly shared for us to use as a point of reference.
This is a summary report outlining the operation of Herefordshire (DASH) Needle Exchange Scheme, with reference to national service delivery expectations and recent national and international research and evidence base supporting the requirements for a comprehensive delivery of needle exchange and associated harm reduction interventions for drug users.