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VSA community training

  • 27 September 2016

    Hi Brett,


    thanks for that information - we will follow that up, as it would be good to add that to the Community portal. 


    Regards,


    Jo

  • 27 September 2016

    I should have closed this thread, as i found the info i was after, But seeing as i didn't i'll pass on the info and it may help someone else.

    In the NT, whilst it's not an offence to practice VSA, community members can undertake training to become an authorised person. This entails a short training program, and allows the person to confiscate volatile substances from underage people. 


     


    The training is run by NT government training providers, so there is a good chance there will someone available to do it in most major towns in the NT.


     


    For more info you can contact NT Government Health Department or the Remote AOD workforce office.

  • 27 September 2016

    Hi Brett,


    Use of Volatile substances is a grey area in terms of legislation. It could depend what State you are in - but mostly sniffing of volatile substances is not an offence. However there can be restrictions on the sale of some types of volatile substances.


    Some communities may have restrictions in place - in the same way as alcohol management plans.


     


    It would be good to hear from anyone who has experience with ths issue.


    You may want to send your query out on message stick as well. Or perhaps you could contact a local agency that works with young people to discuss?


     


    Regards,


    Jo

  • 6 September 2016

    Morning all, 


    Just a (hopefully) quick question. Would anyone happen to have any leads or information that i can supply to a client regarding getting authority to confiscate Volatile Substance.

    I have previously been told briefly that community members can do a course and be given the authority to do this. Does anyone know if this is true, and if so who we would talk to.