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Shropshire Council's public health team are celebrating national recognition after winning a prestigious award for their work on Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

The announcement was made in London on 22 November at the 'Children and Young People Now' Awards 2017. The awards recognise initiatives from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence, as well as their families.

PSHE is a programme of work taught across schools. The programme aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives, and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Relationships and sex education (RSE), emotional health and mental health are taught as part of the PSHE programme, as is drug and alcohol education.

Shropshire Council's public health team's submission included testimonials from schools and partner agencies, and evidence of impact from pupils on key areas of safeguarding, emotional and mental health, addressing discrimination and prejudice on LGBTQ issues, and substance use.

This is the first year there has been an award for PSHE. The PSHE Education Award was one of 23 categories being showcased at the 'Children and Young People Now' awards. Shropshire's submission beat seven other contestants to win the PSHE Education Award category.

If you want to find out more about Shropshire's Respect Yourself RSE award winning programme (Sexual Health Pamela Sheridan award for innovation - 2012 winner for year 6-11 and in 2015 finalist for primary schools Eat Better, Move More, RSE) please see the RSE section under Sexual Health. 

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