Introduction

Introduction

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE or the Institute) to produce public health guidance for use in primary and secondary schools on sensible alcohol consumption.

The guidance also covers pupil referral units, secure training units, local authority secure units and further education colleges.

It is for teachers, school governors and practitioners with health and wellbeing as part of their remit, working in education, local authorities, the NHS and the wider public, voluntary and community sectors. It may also be of interest to children and young people, their families and other members of the public.

The Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC) has considered a review of the evidence, an economic appraisal, stakeholder comments and the results of fieldwork in developing these recommendations. Details of PHIAC membership are given in appendix A. The methods used to develop the guidance are summarised in appendix B. Supporting documents used in the preparation of this document are listed in appendix E. Full details of the evidence collated, including fieldwork data and stakeholder comments, are available on the NICE website, along with a list of the stakeholders involved and the Institute's supporting process and methods manuals.