The Government has been urged to improve the status andtraining of staff who work with drug abusers in a bid to tackle recruitment andretention problems. Previous Article Next Article A report by social care charity Turning Point highlights theneed for better rewards, personal development and career progression for staff.The charity also said the public standing of the profession needs to beimproved. www.turning-point.co.uk Turning Point said that tackling drug abuse should becentral to a broader social agenda, and the report highlights the need for moretraining for social workers, housing officers and mental health workers. Charity calls for higher status for drugs workersOn 7 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The charity estimates a shortfall of at least 3,000 staffwith specialist knowledge in the management of drug abuse. They are greatestamong those working with young people, women, families, people with mentalhealth problems and ethnic minorities. Comments are closed. The charity said there needed to be a “shared level ofknowledge across all professions and mainstream agencies that come into contactwith drug misusers”.