Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) has reported substantial reductions in children’s drinking and anti-social behaviour in areas where it has created local partnerships.
Its 2021/2 annual report released today (June 6) at Westminster says evaluations over the last six years show CAP areas have achieved:
- 62% reduction in weekly drinking for 13-16 year olds
- After CAP training, 98% of retailers passed a Challenge 25 compliance test – from an average baseline of 50%
- 42% reduction in anti-social behaviour
- 68% reduction in residents reporting children and young people drinking in public places to be a very big or fairly big problem
Since CAP was created 15 years ago, more than 250 schemes have been launched in England, Scotland and Wales. They bring together local stakeholders with a shared interest in preventing underage drinking and encouraging responsible drinking among young adults. CAP partnerships are made up of retailers, local authorities, police, schools, neighbourhood groups and health providers, working together to improve the health and wellbeing of young people and enhance the communities where they live.
CAP’s annual report can be viewed here.
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About Community Alcohol Partnerships:
CAPs bring together a range of local stakeholders with a shared interest in preventing underage drinking and encouraging responsible drinking among young adults
For more information see: www.communityalcoholpartnerships.co.uk