Substances and Drugs

1. Introduction

1.1 Scope: This policy has been authorised by the Head and is available to parents and pupils on request. The policy relates to the misuse of controlled drugs and other substances and applies to all pupils at Ellesmere College irrespective of their age. The policy may also apply at times when a pupil is not in the care of the College. The procedures and sanctions may be adapted as appropriate to meet the policy aims and the circumstances of each case. Certain of the procedures can only be carried out during term time.

1.2 Drugs and substances: means controlled drugs and the paraphernalia of drugs or substances intended to resemble drugs, or "legal" drugs which can be obtained from a chemist shop, performance enhancing drugs, anabolic steroids, glue and other substances held or supplied in each case for purposes of misuse. This policy covers the possession, use and supply of such substances.

1.2.1 Prohibited Items: The expression "controlled drug" means any substance or product for the time being specified in Section 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

1.2.2 Offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 include:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to supply
  • Supplying
  • Supplying or offering to supply drug paraphernalia Read More