Hello, I’m Christina Anderson. In 2002 my seventeen year old son Dan was a budding ‘rock star’ with a promising future ahead of him and the world at his feet.
‘The Dan Aid Body Piercing Teaching Resource is a superb resource which deals with major concepts, processes and content for PSHE e.g. Healthy Lifestyles, Body Image, Risk, Decision Making, Legislation, Personal Safety, Democracy, Having a Voice, Responsibility etc, and links brilliantly with several units in the KS3 and KS4 Citizenship and PSHE Curriculum. I would definitely recommend the pack.’
Eileen Hetherington, Leader in PSHE, High Storrs, Sheffield
How it all began
Daniel Thomas Hindle died from septicaemia as a result of a body piercing, on the 21st December 2002.
He was just seventeen years old.
‘The new National Curriculum, which comes into effect from September 2014, has a brief summary concerning PSHE (which will remain non-statutory). It states that schools are expected to use their PSHE programmes to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. The Dan Aid teaching resource on body piercings will make a valuable contribution towards that aim.’
Kim Wilson, PSHE Curriculum Lead, King Edward VII School, Sheffield
About the pack
This teaching resource is designed to be used by professionals who work with and guide young people. READ MORE>
"Until the body piercing industry is consistently regulated and supported by a system of training and qualification, children and young people may be at risk if they are not aware of the facts. We are reassured that the Dan Aid resource pack will equip teachers and other professionals to deliver key messages about staying safe and being healthy.”
Trevor Owen, Senior Manager, Safeguarding Children Service/Board
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"I really wanted to include a safety message in PHSE with respects to body piercing and was able to do so with the aid of the DAN AID pack produced by Christina Anderson. All my PHSE teachers who have delivered this resource feel that it is excellent and we will definitely be using it again next year."
Gaynor Black, Westfield Sports College, Sheffield