Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

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.


Retailers, police and other partners communicate agreed messages using a united and consistent approach e.g. Challenge 25 posters and promotion of the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS)

Surveys of local people carried out prior to and after the pilot phase are a good way to gauge any changes in public opinion.

The local newspaper and other local media will often be invited to act as a CAP media partner so that positive stories regarding the confiscation of alcohol or a reduction in reported crime, for example, are reported.

All CAP schemes are encouraged to make full use of the tools within the Login Area which provide suggested ways of recording and communicating any changes in public perception.

 

 

As Chief Executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute it is great to see the growth of Community Alcohol Partnerships. They are an amazing way to bring businesses, regulators and communities together to deliver lasting solutions to the issues that underage drinking has on communities and young people. One of my proudest achievements in trading standards was the establishment of the first ever Community Alcohol Partnership and I know colleagues up and down the country are equally proud of the benefits that their local schemes are bringing.

Leon Livermore
Chief Executive
Chartered Institute of Trading Standards (2015)