1.1The Federation has been established as a national, membership bodyactively supporting the needs of BME professionals in the drug andalcohol field and their communities
The Federation also acts in aconsultant advisory capacity to central government, informing theUpdated Strategy (2002) from a culturally sensitive standpoint. TheFederation have established regional committees to support regionalgovernment, other strategic partnerships and BME drugs & alcoholprofessionals to address the aforementioned gaps and meet the targetsinformed by the ten year drug strategy and updated strategy 2002, carriedforward through its key drivers (Drug Strategy Directorate, NationalTreatment Agency, HM Prison Service, Drugs Action Teams, CrimeReduction Partnerships etc). The Federation, through its regionalcommittees, will support the aforementioned stakeholders to deliver joined up and inclusive services which meet the support needs of the‘whole community’.1.2The regional structure is based on government models of best practice,which allow for the step-organic model of change management as detailedin the ‘
booklet produced by the Audit Commission. TheFederation will ensure the drug and community safety related needs of BME communities and wider communities are represented locally,regionally and nationally.
2.1This report seeks to inform HM Prison Service (London Area) and TheFederation (London) Regional Management Committee (RMC) of thecontractual outcomes achieved to date. This report representsperformance of the Drugs and Diversity Advisor (London Area) inrelation to the contractual outcomes for the period October 2003 –December 2003.2.2The Outcomes to date can be measured by the requirements of the KeyTargets agreed with between HMP (London Area) and The Federation, forthe period outlined above.
Key Target 2
Review Area and DSU data collection on BME use of drugs services.
See Key Targets and Work Programme