CAP has developed a range of materials, including banners, posters and leaflets, which can be adapted as required to suit the needs of local schemes.
Schemes are encouraged to make use of these communication tools and to make use also of local radio, local press, social networking media, residents’ meetings etc - to try and ensure that the community understands the work of the local CAP and is fully engaged and involved.
Advice, tools and resources for communicating key messages to the local community are available to all CAP schemes via the "Login area".
"Community Alcohol Partnerships tackle underage drinking in local communities through co-operation between alcohol retailers/licensees and local stakeholders. By providing advice, guidance and resources CAP support communities in developing their own capacity to deliver a co-ordinated, localised response to underage alcohol misuse."
Working with CAP has helped partners to engage with the licensing trade to greatly reduce the sale of alcohol to young people.
Chief Superintendant Ivan Wood
CAP encourages local partnership working to tackle underage alcohol misuse and associated anti social behaviour. CAP is unique in that it recognises that retail is part of the solution and has been shown to be more effective than enforcement alone.
If there is a CAP scheme in your area, we can put you in touch with the local project co-ordinator, who will explain how to get involved. If there is no CAP in your area but you would like to talk about setting up a CAP, the CAP team will be able to give help and advice.