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DECCA

The DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) Team are Sandwell MBC's young people's alcohol, drug and tobacco service. The team work with any young person that lives in the Sandwell area aged 18 or under and also works any agency that work with them.

Pathways Covered

Drugs

Overview

The DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) Team are Sandwell MBC's young people's alcohol and drug service. The team work with any young person that lives in the Sandwell area aged 18 or under and the agencies that work with them.

What we do

DECCA suggests that ADT education in starts with early primary age children using the resources, formally known as 'DiSP', developed in consultation with local pupils, teachers, parents/carers and by using relevant national guidance from DfE, NICE, QCA, PSHE Association and Protective Behaviours Consortium/Feeling Safe Foundation.

The key services to tell you about are:

  • Educational resources for mainstream schools and community organisations
  • Educational sessions, delivered as part of a wider programme, for mainstream schools and community organisations
  • Training for workers and professionals (accredited and non accredited)
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Support in dealing with drug related incidents
  • Multi-media information decemination service - stalls, web sites, campaigns etc
  • Targeted brief interventions focusing on harm minimisation
  • Smoking Cessation (Stop Smoking) Service
  • Treatment for any young person using a drug(s)
  • Substitutue Prescribing
  • Holistic Therapies

Where we do it

The team work with any young person that lives in the Sandwell area aged 18 or under and the agencies that work with them.

How to access

To start with it is important to say that DECCA offer a confidential service. This means that we do not, in the majority of circumstances, have to tell anyone if you or someone you have referred to us, is working with us.

If you want to refer yourself or someone you know or work with to DECCA then there are 2 ways to do this.

  1. It can be as simple as giving us a call on 0845 838 5317. You will be asked to give us a few details and an appointment can be made.
  2. You can complete a referal form through the website and either e-mail, fax or post it back to us. We would then make the necessary contacts to enable us to arrange an appoinment.

The only thing we ask is that the person being referred is under the age of 19 and agrees to at least meet with a worker, we cannot force someone into treatment.

Alcohol

Overview

The DECCA (Drug Education, Counselling and Confidential Advice) Team are Sandwell MBC's young people's alcohol and drug service. The team work with any young person that lives in the Sandwell area aged 18 or under and the agencies that work with them.

DECCA cover everything from education in mainstream schools and the community all the way to working with someone who is experiencing issues with drugs such as alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, volatile substances and class A drugs.

What we do

The key services to tell you about are:

  • Educational resources for mainstream schools and community organisations
  • Educational sessions, delivered as part of a wider programme, for mainstream schools and community organisations
  • Training for workers and professionals (accredited and non accredited)
  • Policy and procedure development
  • Support in dealing with drug related incidents
  • Multi-media information decemination service - stalls, web sites, campaigns etc
  • Targeted brief interventions focusing on harm minimisation
  • Smoking Cessation (Stop Smoking) Service
  • Treatment for any young person using a drug(s)
  • Substitutue Prescribing
  • Holistic Therapies
 

Where we do it

The team work with any young person that lives in the Sandwell area aged 18 or under and the agencies that work with them.

How to access

To start with it is important to say that DECCA offer a confidential service. This means that we do not, in the majority of circumstances, have to tell anyone if you or someone you have referred to us, is working with us.

If you want to refer yourself or someone you know or work with to DECCA then there are 2 ways to do this.

  1. It can be as simple as giving us a call on 0845 838 5317. You will be asked to give us a few details and an appointment can be made.
  2. You can complete a referal form through the website and either e-mail, fax or post it back to us. We would then make the necessary contacts to enable us to arrange an appoinment.

The only thing we ask is that the person being referred is under the age of 19 and agrees to at least meet with a worker, we cannot force someone into treatment.

Alternativley you can contact us on the following information

Email: dqa1000@hotmail.com

Text: 07781472746

Call: 0845 838 5317