Milton Keynes local MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart last night launched a “Not-So-Legal Highs” campaign with an information evening on New Psychoactive Substances for parents and professionals held at MK College. With support from Commissioners, SaferMK and OneMK, Compass joined Thames Valley Police in a presentation to inform people about the dangers of all substances, in particular so–called legal highs, and update the audience on the Psychoactive Substances Act due to go live next month. Compass partners the Angelus Foundation also joined the event to promote their new Parenting Handbook that has been updated for the upcoming Act.
The night was a resounding success with standing room only and lots of visitors to our stand. Parents and professionals alike fed back that they had learned a lot in the short presentations and were grateful for the proactive engagement of services within Milton Keynes to tackle the issue of NPS head on to prevent the harm they do to individuals, families and communities.