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CLeaR (Challenge services, Leadership, and Results) is an evidence-based approach to system improvement, which can help to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm at a local level.
This guidance and the tool can be used by local alcohol partnerships, which include local government, the NHS, police and other partners.
CLeaR gives partnerships a framework (a self-assessment followed by an optional peer review) that they can use to assess their local arrangements and delivery plans for reducing alcohol-related harm and agree how to improve these.
Completing the self-assessment as a partnership helps local areas to:
assess operational practices against the current evidence and established standards
consider the extent to which local leadership is supporting action to reduce alcohol harm
review the outcomes they are currently achieving
agree a common approach to reducing alcohol harm across the area
identify priorities for future action
The findings from the self-assessment can help shape local action plans for improvement, based on a shared understanding of current strengths, gaps and local priorities.
Public Health England (PHE) can offer extra support to local alcohol partnerships planning to do the CLeaR self-assessment. For more information, contact the alcohol lead in your local PHE centre in the first instance or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Replaced section 3.3 'CLeaR peer assessment' with 'External validation of the CLeaR findings'. Removed 'Preparing for a peer assessment visit' (formerly section 5) and all mentions of subsidised CLeaR assessments, which the service no longer provides.
Updated information about the CLeaR enhanced support offer and peer assessment.
Updated to revise the guidance and the CLeaR tool.