The Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is multi-agency partnership made up of senior decision making representatives of various agencies in Aberdeenshire.
The purpose of the ADP is to:
- Develop an agreed 3 year strategy and engage partner agencies to contribute to its implementation.
- Monitor and evaluate implementation of the strategy and its measurable outcomes. Revise the strategy and influence performance accordingly.
- Oversee and coordinate the work of the ADP Sub-Committees and ensure effective use of ADP funds in the achievement of the strategic goals.
The ADP meets four times a year. It is a public meeting and anyone is welcome to attend. A record of its work and current papers can be found here.
The ADP will achieve its purpose by:
- Drawing all agencies into the ADP partnership and encouraging them to contribute resources and engage with the implementation of the strategy.
- Liaising effectively with neighbouring ADP areas (Aberdeen City, Moray and Angus) and progressing work on a collective basis where wise to do so.
- Routinely monitoring progress against the ADP action plan and work of the ADP’s sub-committees.
- Develop a Governance and Accountability Framework to regulate how resources are used, overseen and financial risks managed
- Confirm that any funding awarded to a service has been used for what was intended.
- Agree a means of identifying respective partners’ contribution of resources, a means of attracting alternative funding and assess the potential for pooling budgets.
- Arrange periodic independent review of the effectiveness of our strategy to provide assurance to Aberdeenshire residents, ADP funders and the Scottish Government.
- Provide a public account of the ADP’s performance and effectiveness of tax-payers money invested in drug and alcohol work in Aberdeenshire through publication of an annual report.
The ADP is chaired by:
Philip English, Partnership Manager, Health & Social Care Integration
Vice-Chair: David Rodger, Chief Executive of Aberdenshire Voluntary Action