In the Northern Ireland CurriculumPersonal Development and Mutual Understanding (PD&MU) focuses on encouraging each student to become personally emotionally and socially effective. It also encourages them to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives and to become confident, independent and responsible citizens, making informed and responsible choice and decisions throughout their lives.

In Scotland‘s Curriculum for Excellence:

Health and well-being is organised into six areas: mental, emotional, social and physical well-being; planning for choices and changes; physical education, physical activity and sport; food and health; substance misuse; and relationships and parenthood. For more information, please visit Education Scotland (2019) “Health and wellbeing in schools“.

In the National Curriculum for Wales:

Learners can be helped to maintain their emotional and physical health and well-being, sustain their growth and development, and know-how to keep themselves safe. For more information, visit the Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience.

You can find further information and guidance on teaching and learning about safety in PESSPA in the 2020 edition of ‘Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’ written by afPE.