The petitions site is closed.

There will be a General Election on Thursday 4 July. This means that Parliament has been dissolved and that all parliamentary business – including petitions – has been stopped.

Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

Closed petition Make self-defence part of the secondary Physical Education curriculum

We want schools to be required to teach children how to defend themselves. This should be added to the school curriculum as part of Physical Education. Children should be taught self-defence techniques in secondary school. These skills could save lives one day.

More details

According to the latest figures from ONS, between April 2020 and March 2021, 177 women were murdered in England and Wales, and 416 men. Where the suspect was known - 92% of women were killed by men in the year to March 2021. Anyone can be in a position where they are vulnerable, anyone can be a victim. Everyone deserves to be taught how to defend themselves should they need to.

This petition is closed All petitions run for 6 months

83 signatures

Show on a map