Humankind worker Jo Boyd has offered expert input towards updated NICE guidance developed with Public Health England, for Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education.
This guideline covers interventions in secondary and further education to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people aged 11 up to and including 18. It also covers people aged 11 to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities in full-time education. It will also be relevant to children aged 11 in year 6 of primary school.
The new guidelines can be found here https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG135
Jo said: "Since 2010 I have developed and delivered alcohol education in schools
throughout County Durham. I was
delighted to have been given the opportunity to be a topic expert on the NICE guideline on Alcohol interventions in secondary and further
education. I'm passionate that all young people should receive high
quality and age appropriate alcohol education therefore to be involved in
developing National guidance has been an honour and something which I'm very
proud to have been a part of."
The new draft recommendations will support the Department for Education’s plan to make alcohol education a compulsory component of personal, social and health education (PSHE) in all state-funded schools in England from September 2020.
The guidance advises a positive approach to alcohol education; inviting classroom discussion and wider school policies to embed a ‘whole-school approach’ to PSHE.