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  • High street

    Two years on Are annual functions reports reaching their potential?

    29 November 2019

    Aidan Collins, AFS Senior Coordinator, reflects on the new requirement for licensing boards to produce annual functions reports, and asks - two years on - whether the reports are having their intended effect.

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  • Young people school

    We need to do more to protect our children and young people

    26 November 2019

    AFS response to the results of the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) alcohol report 2018.

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  • A&E ambulance

    Alcohol related hospital admissions for 2018 to 2019

    19 November 2019

    Alcohol-Related Hospital Statistics Scotland 2018/19

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  • Minimum pricing

    Minimum unit pricing update

    02 October 2019

    In the last month there has been substantial media coverage of minimum unit pricing as reports and statistics have been published.

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  • Wine bottle

    Hitting the right note in training

    01 October 2019

    This month, Senior Learning and Development Coordinator Brian O'Hara blogs about using music in training.

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  • Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health visits the Children's Parliament

    Scottish primary children call for action on alcohol

    19 September 2019

    Schoolchildren share how being around alcohol can make them feel unsafe and ignored.

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  • Glass of wine

    New Alcohol Deaths Prevention Support Now Available from AFS

    16 September 2019

    Alcohol Focus Scotland announce new package of support for alcohol deaths prevention work in their areas.

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  • Wine glass

    Its time to tell us whats in our drinks

    09 September 2019

    The Scottish Government is considering taking control of alcohol labelling - and not a minute too soon

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  • A home for Rory

    A home for Rory

    05 September 2019

    Working with foster carers or kinship carers? Let us introduce A Home for Rory series of books

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  • Children eyes

    Making a bad impression - blog post

    09 August 2019

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