The purpose of this report is to present
proposed changes to the Council’s Drugs, Alcohol and
Substance Misuse policy for the consideration of the Governance
Members were presented with proposed changes to the Council’s Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse policy for approval.
Officers advised Members that the policy was last reviewed in 2018, and the current review incorporated stakeholder feedback around areas in which the policy could be developed and reflected best practice and legal recommendations following the introduction of hybrid working. The inclusion of the proposed changes resulted in a more robust policy document that clarified employees’ obligations explicitly by establishing that any misuse neither compromises individuals’ health and safety nor jeopardises the ability to deliver business functions efficiently.
That the amended Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse policy be approved for implementation.