Did you know that the government has revealed plans to add first aid and CPR to the national school curriculum as part of wider Health Education Classes in England from 2020?
The draft legislation, which was published on 19th July 2018, proposes that teachers talk about the steps that pupils can take to protect and support their own and other’s health and wellbeing, including learning basic first aid. You can view the full draft legislation, by simply clicking here.
With out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rates being up to three times higher in countries where first aid is taught in schools compared to the UK, this landmark move could save thousands of lives each year!
A public consultation, which is due to close on 7th November 2018, asks for individual views on the proposed legislation and statutory guidance, as well as whether or not it provides sufficient information and support to schools in teaching the subject. Simply click here to participate today.
By showing your support and responding to the consultation, you can ensure that this landmark move takes a step closer to becoming a reality and help increase the number of people trained in life-saving CPR!