Legal Highs Conference Nov. 2015


Buckinghamshire DAAT are delighted to invite you to our Legal Highs Conference.

Date: November 12th 2015
Location: Kings Church,
Raans Road,

Time: 09.00 to 16.30

“Legal highs” is the common term for New Psychoactive Substances (NPS). Many are currently legal, often unregulated substances although some – like Mephedrone – started as legal substances and were banned in 2010. However, “legal highs” remains a misleading catchall layman’s term for this family of substances.


The Buckinghamshire Drug and Alcohol Team (DAAT) commissioned a “legal highs” Needs Assessment in late 2013 which included field research, a national online survey (of users and non‐users) and a data capture exercise which was concluded in November 2014. This conference will give attendees the opportunity to hear about the results of Buckinghamshire’s needs assessment and follow on work from a range of speakers that will ensure delegates get a local, regional and national picture of NPS use from the following guest speakers:

  • Mephedrone and Service Handler Handbook Update – Tony D’Agostino

  • My Legal High Survey – Professor Neil McKegeney (Click here for the survey)

  • Legislation Updates – David Pickering, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards

  • Public Health England Linda Stent

  • The Oasis Partnership Mr Colin McgregorPaterson, CEO

  • The Angelus Foundation

  • There will also be an opportunity for networking over lunch

Tickets include lunch and all refreshments. For ticket costs and to book: please go to

If you experience any problems registering on line please contact Louise Willis either by email or by calling 01296 382241