The latest wave of the Government’s Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England (SDD) is taking place in secondary schools across the country now.
This major social study is the Government’s only source of national data on underage smoking, drinking and drug use. The findings are used to shape services and regulation that help to support and protect young people, such as the laws banning smoking in cars and plain packaging on cigarette boxes. The 2021 study will also help to identify some of the ways in which the pandemic has affected 11-15 year olds’ health behaviours.
The study findings are used by local authorities, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Home Office, and the Department for Education, as well as charities and academic researchers.
Participating schools will receive a report showing how their school’s findings compare with national statistics on key measures of smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as how pupils rate the information their school has provided on these issues.
The study findings are completely confidential and pupils are not asked to write their names on the questionnaire. It takes just 50 minutes of pupils’ time to complete the questionnaire at school.
You can find out more by vising the Ipsos MORI website or by contacting Jamie Roberts on 080 8101 2066 or via email SDDsurvey@ipsos.com.