Sex and Relationship Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with students and young people on improving relationships and sex education in schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

As part of our duty to introduce mandatory Relationships Education in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools, the Department has begun a thorough and wide-ranging engagement with stakeholders. This process will help to make evidence-based decisions on the content of the regulations and statutory guidance for these subjects, as well as further consideration of the status of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

We are committed to consulting young people as an important part of our engagement process. As we shape the guidance and age appropriate subject content, we want to ensure that it is relevant and ensures that pupils are taught the core knowledge to manage the challenges they will face in modern Britain.

The engagement process will give students and young people the opportunity to participate. We will set out shortly more details about this.

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