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Spectrum is shortlisted for the Patient Safety Awards 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Spectrum has been shortlisted for the Patient Safety Awards 2018! Spectrum’s “Building Recovery in the Community” team were selected as finalists for their fantastic work to support the rehabilitation and re-integration of service users  returning to the community after leaving prison. Based in four secure settings across the North West […]

18 March: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day

Sunday 18th March is Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. This day aims to highlight key issues surrounding CSE, encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a zero-tolerance approach to situations which put children at risk.   What is child sexual exploitation? Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of sexual […]

New alert raises awareness of “Purple Drank” trend

The addiction support charity Addaction has issued an alert regarding a dangerous drinking trend which has been reported among some young people, known as “Purple Drank”. “Purple Drank” (sometimes known as ‘Lean’, ‘dirty Sprite’ or ‘Sizzurp’) is a potent mixture of legal over-the-counter medications (usually cough syrups) which some young people are combining with soft […]