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Drugs: Prisons

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many prisons the Integrated Drug Treatment System has been introduced. (240711)

In November 2008, 50 of the 53 first and second waves of Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS) prisons were assessed as having an operational service providing all key elements of IDTS clinical services.

Of the 53 first and second waves of IDTS prisons 29 have received additional National Offender Management Service funding for enhanced Counselling, Assessment, Referral, Advice, Throughcare service (CARATs) resources and are considered ‘fully funded’ sites. All 29 of these prisons are providing an enhanced CARAT service.

A further 38 sites (‘the third wave’) have received Departmental funding in 2008-09 to implement clinical elements of IDTS.