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Draft Kent Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2017 - 2022


Update March 2017:

The consultation closed on the 19th of February.

Feedback received via the consultation has been analysed and the Strategy is being updated accordingly.

The revised document will be reviewed by the Kent Drug and Alcohol Partnership in April before it is formally adopted, pending consideration by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee. 

KCC and Kent Police are grateful to all those who responded to the consultation.


Original Content


Draft Strategy:

This strategy has been developed due to the changing and complex drug and alcohol-taking landscape.  

The previous Kent Alcohol Strategy 2016 and Kent Police Drug and Alcohol Strategy (ending early 2017) had notable successes.  For example, there has been an increase in Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) and, Kent Police have been involved proactively working with Kent Trading Standards on local enforcement, e.g. restricting the supply of illegal drugs and alcohol.

The pattern of drug and alcohol use is changing so now is the ideal time to create a new and joint Drugs and Alcohol Strategy with all partners.


This consultation is an opportunity to for the public and partner agencies to tell KCC and Kent Police whether their proposed response to the changing drug and alcohol landscape is appropriate and as effective as it can be.  Comments and suggestions for improvement of the draft strategy are welcomed and these will be considered by decision makers prior the Strategy being adopted in 2017.


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To respond to the consultation, please review the Consultation Document and give us your views via the online questionnaire.



This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Draft Kent Drug and Alcohol Strategy 2017 - 2022
Description KCC has worked with Kent Police to develop a joint Kent Drug and Alcohol Strategy. The Council would like to receive feedback on the draft strategy.
Dates From 9 Jan 2017 at 14:00 to 19 Feb 2017 at 23:59.
Status Closed
Consulting Organisation Type Kent County Council, Kent Police
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells
Consultation Topic General interest, Community safety, crime and anti-social behaviour, Healthcare and public health
Consultation Methods Online survey / questionnaire / forms
Contact Details