The education environment is realising the increasing use of illegal drugs in the wider community. The latest report on substance abuse amongst teenagers in England, published in July 2010, reported widespread use of drugs amongst children as young as 11 and 15 with as many as 22% of pupils reportedly having taken drugs. Further, it is reported that 250,000 students have taken drugs in the last month and 450,000 students have taken drugs in the last year. This legal briefing looks at the potential legal pitfalls that befall institutions around the use of drug testing.
Leadership Briefing 6.04(64)