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Role of Drugs Task Forces

 

The National Drugs Strategy recognises the key role that Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces continue to play in addressing the drugs problem.

It remains important, therefore, that they operate effectively at community level with clear objectives and in accordance with appropriate guiding principles.
 

Guiding principles for the operation of DTFs

 

Propriety

DTFs will carry out their terms of reference (functions) with integrity and fairness and without self-interest or favouritism.

 

Responsiveness

DTFs will be responsive to stakeholders’ views and will consult with them in carrying out their functions.

 

Transparency

DTFs will keep their stakeholders informed about their policies and actions.

 

Accountability

DTFs will be accountable for the use of public monies provided to them.

 

Efficiency and Effectiveness  

DTFs will have regard to the need for effectiveness and efficiency in carrying out their terms of reference (functions).

 

Partnership

DTFs work in a spirit of partnership between the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.