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Health Education: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what peer-designed materials are used within schools to ensure young people are aware of the implications of alcohol abuse. (247666)

The Department does not collect information on what peer-designed materials are used within schools.

Alcohol education should be delivered (along with other drug education) through well planned personal, social, health and economic (PSHEE) education. The Department's guidance, "Drugs: Guidance for Schools" (DFES 2004) makes it clear that schools should work closely with pupils' parents and carers in the development of their drug education programme, so that it is relevant and sensitive to the needs and diversity of its pupils.