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Progression Routes Initiative. (2010) QuADs (quality standards in alcohol and drugs services) support project. Progression Routes Initiative, Dublin.

URL: http://www.drugs.ie/resources/quads/policy_library...

QuADS (Quality Standards in Alcohol and Drugs Services) is a quality standards framework that was developed by Drug Scope and Alcohol Concern in the UK in 1999 and has been selected as the guiding quality standard framework for HSE Addiction Services in Ireland.

The Progression Routes QuADS Support Project aims to provide the community and voluntary sector with the necessary supports in order for services to self assess as QuADS compliant. The following supports are provided:
1. A comprehensive policy library has been developed which contains more than 75 template policies. Polices have had editorial input from industry leaders from the health and commercial sectors (see logos below for our main contributors) and have been extensively researched. We advise that these policies are adapted to the needs of each organisation through an internal consultation processes.
2. Service specific facilitation and policy development is provided on request to any services engaged in the QuADS support project. This is an effective way of engaging staff and management in the development of policies.
3. Director’s seminars are held every approximately every quarter to facilitate interagency best practice learning across involved services.

 

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