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Scotland: fears for parents who oppose child’s gender transition
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Scotland: fears for parents who oppose child’s gender transition

Concerns have been raised about the rights of parents in Scotland who oppose their child’s desire to change genders.  A consultation was launched by the Scottish government last week into detailed proposals for legislation aimed at ending “conversion practices” in Scotland. Under the proposals, parents who attempt to “change or suppress” another person’s gender identity, including…

Catholic schools need to be much more careful when promoting secular ‘mental health’ resources
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Catholic schools need to be much more careful when promoting secular ‘mental health’ resources

Earlier this year you may recall seeing this rather disturbing headline “Teacher told to apologise for addressing a classroom of female pupils, ‘girls.’”      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-12100511/Teacher-told-apologise-calling-female-class-girls-fears-pupils-groomed.html As the teacher involved explained at the time; “I was ordered to apologise to a Year 7 class at my private girls’ school — for addressing them as ‘girls’….

RSHE – STI figures published last week say it all!
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RSHE – STI figures published last week say it all!

Children’s Commissioner Dame Rachel de Souza is reported as saying that a fear of teaching sex education in schools is driving a rise in sexually transmitted diseases (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/11/10/schools-fear-teaching-sex-education-driving-rise-in-sti/).  As a remedy for this, she is calling for increased and better sex education, that will keep children safe. At one level, she is of course entirely right.  In…

The fight against RSE in Northern Ireland
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The fight against RSE in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has faced immense challenges to its predominantly Christian culture and social values in the past several years, with radical changes to its laws being imposed by Westminster, which have included what must be taught in schools. Religion matters in Northern Ireland, and despite the legacy of the Protestant-Catholic divide, both communities were often…