Leicestershire Police: Addressing The Online Drugs Trade

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Leicestershire Police: Addressing The Online Drugs Trade

In this webinar James Edmondston, Substance Misuse Officer and Katie Hudson, Children & Young Persons Officer from Leicestershire Police will be looking at some of the new and emerging ways in which young people are accessing drugs, and the dangers they are being exposed to. The traditional view, is that to get hold of drugs you need to interact with a dealer on the street, however, a growing trend particularly in young people is to source substances online, including via social media and messaging apps.

Learning Outcomes

  • Improving knowledge of which substances are currently popular with young people

  • Examining the dangers associated with these substances and the risks young people are exposed to when trying to access drugs in this manner

  • Looking at some case studies of young people’s experiences with this online drug market

  • Understanding what is meant by a harm reduction approach

  • Looking at the best ways to engage and inform young people around substances in your educational setting

James Edmondston

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James Edmondston

Substance Misuse Team Leader. Leicestershire Police, and former prison officer
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