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Recommendations for Commissioning

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Substance misuse in children and young people [Update in progress] :: Recommendations for Commissioning

• To continue to establish levels of need in relation to young people's own substance use
• During 2011/12, re-tender young people's substance misuse services within secure estates in line with new strategic direction and identified revised funding
• Commission systemic work for children affected by parental/family substance use
• Ensure that mechanisms continue to be in place to support workforce development within universal and targeted services.
• Develop and ratify a needle exchange policy for under 18's
• Commission educational and skills training for foster carers