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A Moral Vision for RSE
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A Moral Vision for RSE

Statutory Relationships and Sex Education: Exploring the moral complexities   In recent months Western culture has experienced a renewed crisis in how we relate to each other sexually. The #MeToo Campaign has burst open a tide of anger and long-held resentment about how individuals have experienced the sexual responses and behaviours of others. But in a Radio Times…

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…

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…

The Problem of Parents
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The Problem of Parents

The Department for Education is currently conducting a call for evidence, hoping to discover what parents and young people want to see in the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum. The policy revision is proving controversial, with good reason. At the moment, parents have the right to remove their children from sex education lessons, apart…

RSE – just a few days left
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RSE – just a few days left

Relationships Education and Parental Freedoms – Consultation Ends February 12th There is a new law coming into force in September 2019. All schools will have to teach Relationships Education in Primary Schools; and Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) in Secondary schools. No school – academy, free, independent – will be exempt. The Department of Education…

Safe at School
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Safe at School

SPUC Safe at School Campaign Issue Briefing on Government’s RSE Consultation. Please respond to the consultation by deadline 12th February 2018. The Children and Social Work Act 2017 made Relationships Education a compulsory school subject in all primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education a compulsory subject in all secondary schools. This legislation applies to…

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