Government seek good practice approach to underage drinking

Every local authority is being sent a good practice guide to help them tackle underage drinking.

Policies involving police,trading standards, youth and childrens services have been developed.

Additional funding is also being targeted at youth crime action plan areas to fund police enforcement and detection, with many police forces and councils now being funded for the purchase of instant alcohol detection tests, simple dip tests which can be used to detect alcohol disguised in other liquids on the streets. Alcohol dip tests with IVDD saliva capability can also then test a saliva sample to indicate the actual blood alcohol concentration.