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Children at risk from porn
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Children at risk from porn

TV Doctor wants 12 year olds shown hardcore pornography in class Dr Christian Jessen, popular presenter of C4’s Embarrassing Bodies, is promoting hardcore pornography in school lessons for children as young as 12. In a recent newspaper interview the 41 year old claims it would be “very helpful” to “make kids cringe and squirm” by getting them…

Parent Power: Official Launch
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Parent Power: Official Launch

Parent Power: New website officially launched in Parliament! On Wednesday, 18th April, the new website ParentPower was formally launched in Parliament at a meeting hosted by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP.  The strapline to the site is ‘empowering parents to protect children’ and the DUP MP for Lagan Valley began by saying how much this was…

Why Alfie Matters
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Why Alfie Matters

Christian Legal Centre’s chief executive, Andrea Minichiello Williams explains why Alfie Evans – and the Christian Legal Centre’s efforts to help him – are so important.   Since being asked to help Alfie Evans – the boy whose life support Alder Hey Children’s Hospital wants to turn off – many people have asked why the…

Good News of Home Ed
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Good News of Home Ed

The good news of home education As part of the media attack on home education, The Telegraph published an article recently about twelve year old Lilian Hardy. Not many people will have heard of her before the article was published. She hit the headlines because her local council, Westminster, decided to issue a School Attendance…

RSE Poll Backs Parents
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RSE Poll Backs Parents

New polling shows the public want parents at the heart of new relationships education proposals, with most wanting parents informed of the curriculum content ahead of time and to know who is delivering classes. This comes as the government is consulting on what form compulsory relationships education should take for primary school pupils in England,…

Parents right to withdraw?
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Parents right to withdraw?

Will or won’t parents retain the right to withdraw their children from sex education? Education secretary, Damian Hinds MP, reignited the sex education debate recently when he confirmed in several interviews that parents would retain the right to withdraw their children from sex education classes once the new compulsory subjects of Relationships Education (RE) in…

Home Education update
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Home Education update

The press hysteria surrounding home education shows no sign of abating – if anything, it seems to be getting worse. Following the introduction of a Private Members’ Bill by Lord Soley last autumn, which attempts to introduce registration and enforce home inspections, pressure has been building from a range of sources. The Times appears to…

Off-rolling and Exclusion
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Off-rolling and Exclusion

The dubious practice of off-rolling Ofsted has announced that it is to conduct an investigation into exclusion figures, in particular trying to establish why two regions in the north-east (Yorkshire and the Humber) have higher rates of excluded pupils than anywhere else in England. Six of the 10 worst offending areas are situated in the…

Spielman’s totalitarian democracy
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Spielman’s totalitarian democracy

Life in Ms Spielman’s totalitarian democracy Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills, caused something of an upset recently when she spoke at the Church of England Foundation for Education Leadership conference. She advocated the use of muscular liberalism to counter religious belief. Ms Spielman thinks that religion should be removed to…