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The training programmes commissioned by Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership are open to anyone working in Somerset whether that is in a paid or voluntary capacity.

It is provided to enable people working in Somerset to have the skills and competencies to effectively respond to drug and alcohol issues as appropriate to the role a person has and the setting they work in.

Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership will ensure that all training providers we commission to deliver programmes on our behalf, are quality assured and competent to deliver the training. All courses are evaluated and we welcome feedback on the quality of the training and trainers to inform future provision.

All the courses run by Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership are free to attend. We do not want a course fee to be a barrier to accessing the training. 

However, failure to inform us of non-attendance within two weeks of the course date will incur a standard fee of £75 to cover the cost of a place left unfilled on the course. An invoice will be sent the applicant’s manager. It is at the discretion of Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership to waive the application of these charges.

Some of the courses could be delivered in house to a group of staff/volunteers. Please contact SDAP office to discuss further.

The booking form asks if you have any particular access or other requirements to enable you to attend and/or to participate in the course. Every effort will be made to respond to these and we may need to contact you directly about these to better understand your needs and what we can do to remove the barrier to learning.

All venues used will be wheelchair accessible and have access to hearing induction loop.

Refreshments are available on the training courses but lunch is not provided.  You will need to either bring your own packed lunch with you or buy something to eat from local facilities either at or near the venue.

All course transfers, cancellations and any other changes to course bookings must be confirmed in writing to the SDAP office by emailing us at sdap@somerset.gov.uk

If you need to contact the SDAP office on the day of the training to let us know you will not be attending, please call 01823 357111 to leave a message; and as soon as possible after that, please confirm in writing by emailing sdap@somerset.gov.uk

All applications must provide managers details. The manager will be sent an email automatically to say that you have applied for a place on a specific course and they will be asked to authorise your attendance. If your manager does not authorise your attendance you will be notified by us of this and your place will be cancelled.

Office Address:
Somerset Drug & Alcohol Partnership
Somerset County Council
County Hall (PP B3S 2)
Taunton TA1 4DY
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