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Roads: Safety

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of road safety among children in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Primary and secondary schools are able to cover teaching about road safety as part of their duty to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, and many do so through their Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) provision. Schools can draw on resources available from many organisations, including the THINK! Campaign developed by the Department for Transport, available here: https://www.think.gov.uk.

During the stakeholder engagement process about the curriculum content for Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and about the future status of PSHE, the Department for Education engaged with 90 organisations and other government departments, including the Department for Transport.

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