A SURVEY to find out the number of children abusing drugs has revealed pleasing results.
Sergeant Kate Bateman, of the Safer South Derbyshire Partnership, spoke out at the Safer Neighbourhood meeting on Tuesday to reveal to the public the results of a survey completed by pupils at two secondary schools.
Pupils from The William Allitt School, in Sunnyside, Newhall, and Granville Sports College, in Burton Road, Woodville, in Years Nine, 10 and 11, took part in the anonymous survey, in a bid to establish how available drugs are to children.
She said about 500 pupils took part, asked if they take drugs or had ever taken drugs, whether they drink alcohol, and how do they get it.
She said: “The results were really pleasing.
“Alcohol continues to be high on the agenda but I am surprised at how low the results of drug taking were.”