Key Stakeholders

There are a number of key stakeholders / strategic partnerships involved at various levels.  These include:

  • Service users and carers
  • Treatment Services
  • Chairs of Drug & Alcohol Fora
  • Homeless persons services
  • Independent sector providers
  • Elected members
  • Health Board Non-Executives
  • Highlands & Islands Fire and Rescue Service
  • Highland Child Protection Committee
  • Highland Licensing Boards
  • Scottish Drugs Forum
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland
  • Jobcentreplus

Strategic Partnerships

The complex nature of substance misuse requires a multi-partnership approach.  The actions cross-reference with the local outcome targets as determined in the Single Outcome Agreement.  HADP is currently represented on a number of other strategic partnerships:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Group - HADP is a specialist member, i.e. don't attend on a regular basis but receive all minutes and input to agenda as required)
  • Youth Justice Strategy Group (SMSIM)
  • Child Protection Committee
  • Child Protection Committee - Delivery Group
  • Violence Against Women Delivery Group
  • Joint Committee for Children and Young People (HADP Chair)
  • Health and Homeless Strategy Group (SMSIM)
  • Highland Homelessness Strategy Group (SMSIM)
  • Chooselife Steering Group (SMSIM)
  • JHCCSTG Joint Health Community Care Strategy Tasking Group
  • Data Sharing Partnerships
  • Community Health Partnerships
  • Highland Licensing Forum
  • Your Choice Health Action Group
  • Alcohol Fire Partnership (SMSIM)
  • HEP C Steering Group
  • Drug Related Deaths Review and Prevention Group
  • Training Group
  • Integrated Care Pathway







Meet the Macphersons

Meet the Macphersons


MFR Website

Meet the MacPhersons is a local media campaign that takes a family approach to tackling underage drinking. It is based on insight gathered from over 200 young people and 20 parents on the types of dilemmas families with teenagers are often faced with in relation to alcohol.

Meet the MacPhersons raises awareness of the influence that parental modelling, peer pressure and taking part in organised activities can have on a young person's decision to either drink or not drink. The adverse effects that underage drinking can have on the performance and health of young people and the detrimental impact on their life when parents drink too much, are also highlighted.

The campaign encourages families to consider the benefits of making positive choices that are less pro-alcohol. It provides lots of useful resources on ways to prevent and discuss alcohol use with teenagers and where to get help in the local area, if need be.


Highland Substance Misuse Toolkit

Information and resources for Young People, Parents & carers and Teachers on substance misuse.

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