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Drug testing in schools: guidance and policies

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Last updated on 3 August 2017
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Can a drugs policy require pupils to take a drug test? This article relays guidance from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) on including compulsory drug tests as part of a school's policy. It links to the DfE's advice on testing pupils for drugs, and looks at policies from schools.

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  2. 2 Using drug testing kits
  3. 3 Examples of school policies
  4. 4 Testing employees for drugs

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