The Research and Standards Development Unit within the Department for Social Welfare Standards is responsible for quality assurance and the development of standards in collaboration with service providers. In general, each service provider develops its own guidelines and standards, which should be in line with the National Drugs Policy. Common national standards in demand reduction areas have not yet been developed in Malta, although the national focal point provides training opportunities for professionals and other stakeholders at the national level. In addition, Malta is considering a recent report from the National Audit Office that suggests ways for the improvement of quality of services.
The national focal point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction promotes quality assurance and best practices among drug professionals in the country.