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[Cansford says] Randox forensics inquiry: Forty drug-driving offences quashed

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on Dec 19, 2018

The fall-out from the Randox drink-drug testing scandal continues, after the laboratory acted as whistleblower on several of its staff on the discovery that QC (Quality Control) results were found to have been manipulated over an extended period.

Around 10,500 drug and alcohol test results are being reviewed, and two ex-Randox staff have been arrested in what The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has called a "most serious breach" of testing standards. So far, this has also resulted in 40 drug-driving offences being overturned UK-wide, and more than 50 drug-driving cases being dropped due to incorrect results.

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5 key takeaways from the NSPCC's FED UP (Family Environment: Drug Using Parents) report

Posted by Lolita Tsanaclis on Jan 25, 2018

Every year, the social work sector sees the publication of numerous invaluable reports, research and insights. Q4 2017 was no different, as our recent round-up shows - and one of the quarter’s most fascinating reports came from the NSPCC.

Supporting Families Where Parents Have Substance Misuse Problems: Final Evaluation Of Our FED UP Service evaluates the experiences of the 59 parents and 253 children who took part in the Family Environment: Drug Using Parents (FED UP) programme between 2011 and 2015.  

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