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Educational Institutions: Drugs

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL6867, tabled on 14 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drug-related offences occurred on educational premises in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, and (4) 2019–20.

Answered on

28 July 2020

The department does not gather data on drug related offences on educational premises. Individual police forces are responsible for recording crime data at a local level.

The department worked with the National Police Chiefs Council on developing guidance for schools and colleges. It sets out when a school or college should consider calling the police with regard to drugs and what to expect if they do.

The guidance on what steps to take can be found here:

https://www.npcc.police.uk/documents/Children%20and%20Young%20people/When%20to%20call%20the%20police%20guidance%20for%20schools%20and%20colleges.pdf.