Daily Archives: 05/04/2015

Living With Alcohol: A Newsround Special

Newsround is the children’s news programme on the BBC here in the UK.  Back in February this news story appeared and I thought I’d share it here today.  Why?  Because on Easter’s of old I would no doubt have had a cracking hangover today because Good Friday and Easter was a great excuse to get on one.  By Sunday the hangover would be cumulative and my kids would probably have been fobbed off with TV and Easter Eggs so I could suffer quietly upstairs in bed.

Over to Newsround:


Newsround has made a special programme called Living With Alcohol.

It is all about how young people are affected by their parents’ relationship with drink.

It tells the real-life stories of three children who have had very different experiences.

Today will be different …… 🙂

Also whilst on the subject of children back in December I had some research published looking at alcohol, sexual health and PSHE.

In February the Parliamentary Education Committee says Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools should be given statutory status, in a published report which you can read more about here.

It echoed what my research argued with the Chair saying:

“There is an overwhelming demand for statutory sex and relationships education – from teachers, parents and young people themselves. It’s important that school leaders and governors take PSHE seriously and improve their provision by investing in training for teachers and putting PSHE lessons on the school timetable. Statutory status will help ensure all of this happens.

Young people have a right to information that will keep them healthy and safe. SRE forms an important part of any school’s efforts to safeguard young people from abuse, and is particularly needed to protect the most vulnerable children. PSHE builds character and resilience, and will help young people to live happy and healthy lives.”