Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse Working Group

Kerry CYPSC has established a Drugs & Alcohol Working Group. Their work includes the development of the THINK About Alcohol Booklet the THINK About Alcohol Preventative Education Programme for Secondary Schools; a Communication Protocol between An Garda Síochána & Secondary Schools to support effective communication and cooperation between secondary schools and the Gardaí in relation to alcohol and drug issues.

Who We Are

Membership of the Drugs & Alcohol Working Group

Membership of the Drugs & Alcohol Working Group includes representatives from the statutory and community and voluntary services and supports in Kerry including: Tusla Child & Family Agency; An Garda Síochána; Kerry Life Skills; North & East Kerry Development Partnership; Kerry Diocesan Youth Service; St Brendan’s College, Killarney; Kerry Network of FRCs; Kerry Traveller Health & CDP; and the Southern Regional Drugs & Alcohol Task Force.

The Purpose of the Drugs & Alcohol Working Group

THINK About Alcohol Booklet

THINK About Alcohol Preventative Education Programme for Secondary Schools

Communication Protocol between An Garda Síochána & Secondary Schools in Kerry

Membership of the Drugs & Alcohol Working Group

In partnership with An Garda Síochána (AGS) a communication protocol between AGS and Kerry Secondary Schools was established in order to support improved communication and collaboration between the Gardaí and schools in relation to youth alcohol and drug issues. A Garda Liaison Officer has been appointed to work with principals and staff of every secondary school in Kerry. The contact details of the assigned Gardaí are circulated to the schools together with a referral form at the beginning of each school year.

Drugs & Alcohol Services


Links to all relevant services & supports to be provided

Alcohol & Behaviour Poster