This resource is intended for harm reduction service providers with limited experience of working with children and young people who inject drugs. It sets out a process that you can go through quickly, with little cost, to prepare for work with children and young people who are under 18. It is designed to help your organisation and staff to feel safe in commencing this work, and to support you in thinking through the challenging situations and decisions that you face.
This annual national report describes trends in the extent of infections and associated risks and behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK to the end of 2014. This information is essential to understanding the extent of these infections, the risk factors for their acquisition, and for monitoring the effectiveness of prevention measures.