The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards have been established to provide a comprehensive set of criteria to help users learn how to recognise 'high quality' prevention activities, outline the necessary structurally and procedural aspects of high-quality prevention, and support strategies to develop implement, and review effective evidence-based practice.
This toolkit has been developed especially for decision-makers (including policy-makers, policy-managers, policy-officers, commissioners and funders) working in the field of drug prevention or health promotion at national, regional, county or local administrative levels.
This Toolkit is intended to assist the decision-making process by considering:
- What does quality mean in drug prevention
- Why is quality important
- How to achieve quality within drug prevention programmes
Toolkit 1 is of particular value if you wish to:
- Consider key issues for supporting quality in drug prevention from the decision-maker’s perspective
- Assess whether initiatives proposed for funding or other forms of support are likely to be of high quality
- Review already funded initiatives or programmes with a view to assuring their quality