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Join growing calls for statutory PSHE education

PSHE Association | PSHE Association

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Were calling on leading organisations working for children and young people to sign a shared statement to show their support for PSHE education.

A wide range of organisations have already signed the pledge, including youth charities National Children’s Bureau and Young Minds, parenting groups Mumsnet and Family Lives, and health bodies like the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

As we enter a crucial period for PSHE education, this statement will draw together the broad support that already exists for the subject. Recently, support for PSHE education has come from individuals and groups as diverse as the Chief Medical Officer, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Royal College of Nursing, Public Health England, the Royal College for Paediatric and Child Health, and the Faculty of Public Health.

Perhaps most importantly, PSHE education has the overwhelming support of teachers, young people and parents: leading teaching and education unions NAHT, NUT, ATL and Voice have all given their backing to statutory status, while the UK Youth Parliament has made 'a curriculum which prepares young people for life' a campaign priority two years in a row. A YouGov survey of parents has also shown that over 90% support teaching on mental health and wellbeing, as well as skills for life and work.

Sign our shared statement for statutory PSHE education

We are calling on leading organisations to help us make the case for statutory PSHE education to Government by signing our shared statement in support of statutory status for the subject, which can be downloaded below. If your organisation supports statutory PSHE, please download our template for supporters to fill in and return to pledge@pshe-association.org.uk

PSHE Association shared statement.doc

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