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Personal Social and Health Education

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what training will be given to teachers of the personal, social, health and economic education curriculum to respond appropriately to a child or young person, who, during such teaching, discloses abuse. (312701)

All school staff who work with children should undertake training to equip them to carry out their responsibilities for child protection effectively, which is kept up to date by refresher training at three-yearly intervals. In addition to this, all staff in schools should follow the guidance contained in “What to do if you're worried a child is being abused”. This practice guidance tells people about the procedures to follow when passing on concerns and what will then happen.