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Government departments, educational establishments and even, God help us, the Church need to sever all links with Stonewall
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Government departments, educational establishments and even, God help us, the Church need to sever all links with Stonewall

A glimmer of light begins to shine at the end of a long dark tunnel. In a welcome and long overdue move, the media watchdog Ofcom has become the latest organisation to withdraw from Stonewall’s Diversity Champions’ programme, citing as a reason the need to avoid conflict or a risk of perceived bias. In a statement, while…

Open Letter to the PM – End political exploitation in schools by Stonewall
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Open Letter to the PM – End political exploitation in schools by Stonewall

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP  Prime Minister 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA    Dear Prime Minister,  Political exploitation by Stonewall and safeguarding issues in schools   We the undersigned are concerned by the large number of Government departments reportedly severing ties with Stonewall, following accusations of unacceptable intimidation, bullying and harassment of those who disagree with their views…

Family Lives Matter
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Family Lives Matter

TODAY is the ‘Global Day of Parents’. The United Nations has affirmed that, in celebrating this day, nations around the world should recognise that the family has the primary responsibility for nurturing and protecting children. This day appreciates parents for their ‘selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship’. The UK has been…

Is Education in Wales just Ideology?
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Is Education in Wales just Ideology?

The Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill 2021 The Bill became law in March 2021. The “Religion, Values and Ethics” element which is included in it encompasses compulsory lessons on atheism and “non-religious” views for all pupils. Therefore, at the same time as spiritual elements being included in the curriculum, they are being undermined by setting them in a…

Christian coalition challenges headteachers on RSE responsibilities
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Christian coalition challenges headteachers on RSE responsibilities

This month, in the face of rising concerns from parents, the Christian Coalition for Education (CCFE), supported by ParentPower, has taken extensive measures to challenge and advise headteachers across the country of their responsibilities regarding Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). Separate letters have been sent to primary and secondary headteachers. With the RSE programmes set to…

Lovewise resources for secondary RSE
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Lovewise resources for secondary RSE

It has been disturbing to see so many recent testimonies of sexual abuse in secondary schools. There is clearly a growing problem in how many teenagers relate to one another. Without a doubt increased sexual expression, both in and out of school, has been fuelled by the ever-more prevalent availability of pornographic material. Sexualised material…

We warned them!
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We warned them!

News has broken this Easter-time of horrific reports of child-on-child sexual abuse and harassment across the nation’s schools (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/schools-cover-up-sexual-abuse-by-pupils-htqjjx05s).  There have apparently been thousands of anonymous testimonies of serious sexual abuse and rape in schools from students and alumni.     Soma Sara, who founded the website Everyone’s Invited, to provide a platform for her friends where they could share stories of…