Resources for Professionals
Leaflets, guidance documents, assessment forms and useful links for substance misuse professionals in Norfolk.
Drug & Alcohol Services in Norfolk: Guide for Professionals (7th Edition, 2010)
This guide aims to provide information about local and national organisations and the services they offer. It has been designed as a reference tool to help professionals refer/signpost their client to the most appropriate agency. A separate pull out card, Drugs and Alcohol - Advice and Support is available to give to clients.
Guide for Professionals PDF (1.23MB) - Revised April 2012
Advice and Support card for clients PDF (88KB) - Revised April 2012
Models of Care Referral and Assessment Forms and Guidance
The latest Models of Care Referral and Assessment form; the Care Plan and the corresponding guidance document, were revised in January 2011.
Please note, these Microsoft Word versions allow you to fill out the forms electronically and to be printed off, however this information will still need to be inputted to your Electronic Client Management System.
Models of Care - Referral & Assessment Form Revised 2011, WORD (969KB)
Models of Care - Comprehensive Care and Review Plan Revised 2011, WORD (655KB)
Models of Care - Guidance for using the Referral and Assessment form and the Care Plan, Revised 2011, PDF (329KB)
Support and Information on Drugs: SID
SID is a tool to support professionals in identifying young people’s substance misuse related needs via screening and/or Common Assessment Framework (CAF) assessment and in accessing appropriate substance misuse services.
Sid has been developed by N-DAP in accordance with national guidance.
Please call 01603 638300 or email email@example.com to order your SID Kit Bag. Alternatively, you can download the SID tool and its supporting documents here:
SID Introduction PDF (68KB)
SID Tool PDF (95.9KB) - Revised April 2012
SID Tool PDF for Social Care (73.70KB)
SID Guidelines PDF (274.09KB) - Revised April 2012
Case Studies PDF (58KB)
Factors increasing vulnerability...and enhanching resilience PDF (45KB)
Resources PDF (538KB)
Website links PDF (21KB)
Training PDF (38KB)
Young People, Drugs and Alcohol: What Should I Do?
Young, People Drugs and Alcohol - What Should I do? is the updated guidance booklet for staff and services working with children, young people and families in Norfolk. It replaces the Tier 1 Strategy document currently being used with the SID Packs. Published March 2011.
Download PDF (516KB)
Guidance and Protocols
Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) Protocol 10: Working together to provide services for children, young people and parents where substance misuse is a concern.
The NSCB Protocol 10 relates to children and young people who are substance misusers; children and
young people whose parents or carers are substance misusers; and parents who are
Download PDF (244KB)
Norfolk Local Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) Protocol 23: Multi-Agency Pre-Birth Protocol
This protocol supports practice that is located within documents such as Maternity Matters, the Antenatal and Postnatal NICE Guidance and The Child Health Promotion Programme as well as Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 and should be used by all professionals when assessing pregnant women and not just in those cases that have already been identified with child protection issues.
Download PDF (69KB)
Further details about Protocols 10 and 23 can be found on our Safeguarding Children and Young People pages, click here for more information.
Assessing Young People for Substance Misuse
This document has been developed for service managers and practitioners delivering specialist substance misuse services to
young people under the age of 18 and was published by the NTA in 2007.. It describes a framework for specialist substance misuse assessment, how specialist substance misuse assessment dovetails with the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) for children and young people (DfES, 2006a) and outlines the context of undertaking an assessment of young people and care planning arrangements. It is not an assessment tool but covers the essential elements of specialist substance misuse assessment and other factors that need to be considered.
Download PDF (2MB)
The ‘Spectrum of Possibility’: A Guide for Housing Providers
This guide has been developed for providers and commissioners of supported housing
services as a framework to use when thinking through the delivery of housing for people
with drug/alcohol problems. It also provides benchmarks against which providers working
across a broad spectrum can compare themselves.
Download PDF (273KB)
Outreaching Substance Misusers: A guide for all professionals working within an outreach setting
This document is aimed at a broad range of professionals involved in outreach support and would include tenancy support workers, homelessness/ substance use services,
nursing/ social work staff etc.
Consent and Confidentiality Guidelines for Staff
Download PDF (136KB)
Norfolk DIP Information for Professionals leaflet (2006)
Download PDF (302KB)
The library is available to all N-DAP staff and offers access to a range of journal articles, books and reports; an enquiry service; literature searches and loans via document supply using local collections and national networks.
The DAAT Library is open 9:30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
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