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Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) successfully tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour

CAP’s 2016 Impact Report, shows how CAPs are empowering communities to tackle alcohol-related harm to young people and improve the quality of life for residents. The report provides evidence of significant impacts on crime, anti-social behaviour, litter, feelings of safety and reductions in underage purchasing of alcohol in CAP areas.

Local partners’ evaluations show that on average, in CAP areas alcohol-related youth anti-social behaviour fell by 40%, confiscations of alcohol by the police from under 18s drinking in public fell by 85%, attempted purchase of alcohol by under 18s fell by 75%, attempted proxy purchase of alcohol by adults on behalf of children fell significantly (ranging from 41% - 65%).

Launching the Impact Report, Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism Sarah Newton said: “It is clear that Community Alcohol Partnerships are playing an important role in reducing young people’s alcohol consumption and protecting them from the harms caused by alcohol abuse”. By the end of 2016 there will have been 124 local CAPs, made up of partnerships between retailers, local authorities, police, schools, neighbourhood groups and health providers. Impact_Report_2016_/CAP_Impact_Report_2016_ WEBLO-RES.pdf

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