Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

Framework for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP’s)

Responsibility is devolved to Scotland’s 30 Alcohol and Drug Partnerships to commission evidence based, person centred and recovery-focussed treatment services to meet the needs of their resident populations. ADP’s are accopuntable to local Community Planning Partnerships. On April 20, 2009 a new joint Framework for Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) was launched, signed jointly by Scottish Government, the NHS and COSLA, for delivering action on alcohol and drugs at local level. This document sets out a framework for local partnerships on alcohol and drugs. It aims to ensure that all bodies involved in tackling alcohol and problem drug use are clear about their responsibilities and their relationships with each other; and to focus activity on the identification, pursuit and achievement of agreed, shared outcomes.

Dumfries & Galloway Alcohol and Drugs Partnership is made up of representatives from a wide range of partners across the region. This includes input from Health, Social Work, Housing, Police, Procurator Fiscal Service and the Third Sector. The ADP is responsible for planning and joining up the various initiatives across the region to tackle alcohol and drugs misuse, and to try and prevent it becoming a problem for people. Examples of ongoing work include specialist services, community initiatives, raising awareness of local issues, prevention education programmes in schools, to treatment options and supporting families and those with substance problems towards recovery, healthy lifestyles and employment.


Chair – Under review
Vikki Binnie, South West Scotland Community Justice Authority
Bill Sturgeon, Police Scotland
Lillian Cringles, Chief Social Work Officer
Jackie Davies, Alcohol & Drug Partnership Co-ordinator
Mairi Dunn, Finance Dept, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Marion McCutcheon, Councillor, Dumfries and Galloway Council
Stevie Craighead, HMP, Dumfries
Kirsty McGowan, Procurator Fiscal Service
Alex McCallum, Criminal Justice Social Services
David Coulter, Dumfries and Galloway Third Sector Interface


Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway contact: Sandi Conway, Policy, Research & Community Planning Officer

A:  ADP Support Team, Lochar West, Crichton Hall, Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TG

T:  01387 244351


Jackie Davies, ADP Coordinator
Margaret Woodward, Admin Assistant
Barbara Zaman, Community Engagement Officer

Dates of  meetings

24th June 2016 at 10.00am in Lochar South Meeting Room, Crichton Hall

2nd September 2016 at 10.00am in Lochar South Meeting Room, Crichton Hall

9th December 2016 at 10.00am in Lochar South Meeting Room, Crichton Hall


Minute of meeting held on Tuesday 15th March 2016

Minute of meeting held on Friday 23rd October 2015

Minute of meeting held on Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Minute of meeting held on Tuesday 17th March 2015

Minute of meeting held on Monday 8th December 2014

Minute of meeting held on Monday 8th September 2014

Key documents
Operating arrangements for the Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP)
Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drugs Needs Assessment 2015
ADP Delivery Plan 2015-18
Core Outcomes for Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships
ADP Planning & Reporting Guidance 2015 (updated July,2015)
Standard Reporting Template for ADP Annual Reports 2014-15
Quality Alcohol Treatment and Support (QATS) Report
Quality Alcohol Treatment & Support - Equality Impact Assessment
Alcohol and Drugs Delivery Reform Group - Final Report
Alcohol and Offenders Guidance Statement
April 2016
January 2016



Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) Funding Allocation 2014-15

Changing Scotland’s Relationship with Alcohol: A Framework for Action

Alcohol Brief Interventions: Communications and Guidance

Scottish Government Drugs Strategy

Alcohol Licensing

Alcohol Information Scotland

Local Contacts

Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway Integrated Drugs and Alcohol Service (Addaction)

National Contacts

Alcohol Focus Scotland
Know The Score
Scottish Families Affected by Drugs
Scottish Drugs Forum