In this submission to the Social Security (Welfare Reform Drugs Recovery Pilot Scheme) Regulations 2010, we welcome many aspects of the policy proposals. However, we raise a number of concerns, particularly concerning the use of evidence and evaluation.
Our aim is to ensure that drug policy and practice generally is based on evidence and high quality analysis. UKDPC has a major strand of our work programme addressing the theme of recovery from drug problems on which we based our response to the
Welfare Reform Green Paper consultation. We have been grateful to the opportunities afforded us by the Department for Work and Pensions to contribute in the policy development process. However, many of the concerns we raised in our earlier consultation response still remain.