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Drug Education Continues to Improve

Drug Education Continues to Improve

Commenting on the publication of Ofsted?s report, Time for change? Personal, social

and health education, Andrew Brown, Coordinator of the Drug Education Forum


We welcome this report, it is good news that drug education is getting better

and that we have a clear view of some of the challenges ahead for continuing to

improve the subject.


Teaching children and young people about drugs must go beyond explaining what

drugs are and their legal status and start to encourage pupils to develop the

skills and attitudes to take the right decisions about their health.


We recognise that parents and youth services alongside schools have an

important role to play in providing effective drug education and beyond. Their

wider preventative work needs to be acknowledged and celebrated just as much as

the improvements in PSHE.



12 April 2007