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PCSO Holds Awareness Evening For Parents

Parents attended a drugs and alcohol awareness evening at CBA last night.

The Academy's PSCO Alex Franklin and his colleague PCSO Steve Coles delivered the information as part of a series of safety information evenings organised by the police and the Academy.

The trained officers went through all aspects of the issues that may concern parents - from what drugs are available, to the costs, availability, their prevalence in Corby and the surrounding area and also the law.

The police's involvement and monitoring of teenage drug and alcohol problems and their operations in known hotspot areas during the summer months was also part of the one hour talk.

The evening was the latest in a series of information events organised by CBA over the past few months aimed at both students and parents.

Issues such as cyber bullying and how to stay safe while using social networking have been looked at and specialist theatre groups have visited the academy to present workshops about drugs, alcohol and addictive substances.

A parent who attended the session said: "I came along as I feel that my own children know more about drugs then I do.

"I applaud the Academy and the work of the police for putting on an information evening."

Workers from volatile substance abuse charity Solve It and drugs and alcohol awareness organisation CAN also attended the evening and were on hand after the talk to answer any questions that parents may have had and also hand out information leaflets.