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Sex and Relationship Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th February 2018.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will include child early forced marriage and female genital mutilation in his Department's review of relationship and sex education.

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

The Department is conducting a comprehensive engagement exercise to determine the scope and design of relationships education, relationships and sex education and personal, social, health and economic education, with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. This has included meeting with organisations with expertise in forced marriage and female genital mutilation, including Forward and the End Violence Against Women Coalition.

The outcome of this engagement and online call for evidence will determine the development of regulations and statutory guidance for the new subjects.

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