Drug and Alcohol prevention and early help programme: Bedfordshire Chief Executives’ Forum
The Chief Executives’ Forum for Bedfordshire is made up from the Local Authorities of Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton along with two Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Chief Fire Officer, the Chief Constable, the Police and Crime Commissioner and other organisations. At their August meeting the Forum approved to take forward the proposals from the Solution Centre programme for greater integrated working to increase the joining up of prevention and early help support to tackle drug and alcohol abuse. This will see the development of a client group model, multi-discipline teams and greater collaboration across partnerships. The CEXs are providing on-going leadership through oversight and sponsorship of implementation workstreams.