Health and Education Committees: compulsory PSHE recommendation

May 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM

The new Children and Social Work Act gives the Education Secretary power to introduce statutory PSHE education, pending the results of an upcoming consultation.

PSHE Association Chief Executive Jonathan Baggaley said:
“This report highlights the complexity of addressing mental health through education but also the urgent need to act. We therefore welcome the Health and Education Committees' call on Government to commit to making PSHE compulsory in all schools and recognition of its role in supporting young people to manage the complexities of our digital world.  Mental health, healthy relationships and physical health are inextricably linked and PSHE provides the framework  through which they can be addressed effectively as part of a whole school approach”