FDAP to close at the end of January
The loss of the National Treatment Agency, the Skills Consortium, Drugscope and now FDAP is of huge concern as our sector heads into bleak times without the organisations to respond effectively. Commercial and business advantage are already driving our sector and are undermining charitable values at a time of cut throat competition and shrinking resources.
For 20 years I have campaigned and worked to ensure the competency of the workforce in our sector. A lack of leadership and changes in organisational structures means that we are at risk of losing the professional knowledge and competence of the sector unless urgent action is taken. The drugs and alcohol sector is not alone we are seeing a loss of professionalism and competence requirements across the social care and criminal justice sectors as organisations struggle to survive by reducing the competence requirements for staff along with salaries.”