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First Aid: Education

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to ensure that schools provide first aid training to school leavers. (272396)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education already provides children and young people with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices in a range of contexts related to health and safety. Children learn about basic and emergency first aid, as well as where and how to obtain health information, how to recognise and follow health and safety procedures and ways of reducing risk and minimising harm in risky situations.