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Thursday, 1 February 2018

D of E consultation on Sex & Relationship education - speak out now!

The Department of Education is running a consultation on: 

“Changes to the teaching of Sex and Relationship Education and PSHE”

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SPUC has produced briefing notes (see link below) to help you respond to the consultation.Please act now and respond. Consultation closes at 11.45pm on Monday 12 February 2018.

  • The Children and Social Work Act 2017 made Relationship Education in all primary schools a compulsory school subject and Relationships and Sex Education in all secondary schools. This legislation applies to England only.
  • This new legislation has been described as: "a state takeover bid for parenting".
  • On 19 December 2017 the government launched a consultation on what should be taught in these new compulsory subjects.
  • This is an opportunity to help shape what is taught to our children in school about these important matters.
  • All concerned citizens, and especially parents, grandparents and those working professionally in schools are encouraged to take part in this consultation.
  • This consultation closes at 11.45 pm on 12 February 2018   
  • The link to SPUC website with details of consultation and briefing notes:-   
  •  (Ack.John Smeaton, Director SPUC).

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