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Animal Welfare: Education

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what teaching about animal welfare takes place in schools. (227738)

In the new secondary curriculum, introduced from this September, there are opportunities for schools to teach about animal welfare. Citizenship helps young people to consider a wide range of political, social, ethical and moral problems. In Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE education), pupils take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and their behaviour.

Resources produced by the RSPCA and by the DCSF Growing Schools programme help teachers to explore animal welfare issues.