Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

CAP activity will always be locally determined but will generally encourage and include a focus on education, enforcement, public perception, communication, diversionary activity and evaluation. 


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Education

Education is key to raising awareness about the impact of underage alcohol consumption on health and society and the laws relating to young people and alcohol.

Enforcement

An essential part of CAP is the enforcement of the laws relating to young people and alcohol including purchase of alcohol by under 18s, sales to under 18s, drinking by under 18s in public places and proxy or agent purchase.

Public perception

It is important that where schemes are successful in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in a designated area, local people feel safer as a result. Surveys of local people carried out prior to and after the pilot phase are a good way to gauge any changes in public opinion.

Communication

CAP has developed lots of publicity materials, including banners, posters and leaflets, which can be adapted to suit the needs of local schemes.

Diversionary activity

CAPs offer a range of alcohol-free activities for young people to enhance their confidence, health and wellbeing.

Evaluation

All CAPs carry out a baseline evaluation and a further evaluation at the end of the project. These demonstrate the significant positive difference they are making to their local communities.

Being part of the CAP has brought recognition from the community that we are trying to stop underage drinking. We have also seen a significant decline in attempted under age- purchases and litter has significantly dropped around our premises. I believe that the Midsomer Norton CAP is led with a passion that I have not seen before in a local venture.

Paul Broad
Store Manager Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

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