Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) are part of a UK wide initiative set up to tackle underage drinking and reduce risk and vulnerability for young people in communities.
Lancashire Community Alcohol Partnerships develop localised action plans, which in general cover the following areas;
We currently have two fully operational CAP's in the east of the county;
This CAP is an established partnership group, operating for 4 years. It brings together local authorities, police, schools, retailers, neighbourhood groups and health providers. They identify and target areas where there are issues related to alcohol and young people to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and harms to young people.
Recently launched in February 2019, the partnership is working together to tackle alcohol-related harm to young people and improve the quality of life for residents. It works closely with Hyndburn's licensed premises to promote a responsible retailing approach.
Has been operating on a CAP + scheme. After its initial year of successful delivery, it is currently under review for 2020 activity to look at delivering on a wider footprint and identify new partners / stakeholders.
This is a new initiative and an action plan is currently being developed with identified partner agencies, local businesses and community members. Once this is complete there will be an official launch of the initiative.