Have your say about the Government’s new consultation on relationships and sex education

Posted 7 February 2018

Date: 07 Feb 2018

Type: Sexual and Reproductive Health News

The Department for Education wants to know how to improve the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE).

In 2017, Parliament made Relationships Education mandatory in all primary schools, and RSE mandatory in secondaries. The Department of Education is now consulting organisations and individuals on a number of topics that relate to these subjects.

Many groups will be trying to influence policy. FSRH believes that all children and young people have the right to high quality Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and RSE. Therefore, make sure that Government gets a clear message from FSRH members that RSE must be factual and comprehensive to help young people make informed decisions about relationships and sexuality, empowering them to take full control of their sexual and reproductive health.

The Department for Education survey will be running until the 12th February. It should only take around 30 minutes. Click here to access it.

If you need some inspiration, you can take a look at the Twelve Principles for RSE that the Sex Education Forum has published.

FSRH is preparing its own response, which will be published soon.