This teaching resource is designed to be used by professionals who work with and guide young people. The pack will enable students to understand: the risks of body piercing, including home or self piercing: good practice and what to look for in a body piercing studio; how to have a body piercing done safely; how to look after a body piercing; the regulation of body piercing; health and wellbeing.
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 etc, and links brilliantly with several units in the KS3 and KS4 Citizenship and PSHE Curriculum.
Eileen Hetherington, Leader in PSHE, High Storrs, Sheffield
This teaching resource is designed to help you provide information to young people about good practices in body piercing in ways that will engage their interest. The resource is neither pro nor anti piercing, its aim is simply to help you equip young people with the knowledge to go out into the world and make their own informed decisions about body piercing.
This aim is reinforced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority:
Good health is importance for effective learning, and learning about healthy lifestyles helps give pupils the confidence and support to make informed choices about their present and future health.
Dr Ian Philp
Ian Philp gained his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Dr Philp is a frequent media commentator and an advisor to governments on health care. In 2008 he was awarded the CBE for services to medicine. As part of his commitment to protecting the health of younger people Dr Philp was pleased to bring his medical expertise to the making of the Dan Aid teaching pack.
You can look at a sample of the pack here.