Sex and Relationship Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th April 2018.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to introduce LGBT teaching for primary school age children.

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

The Government’s ambition is to ensure all pupils have the knowledge they need to stay safe and prepare them for life in modern Britain.

The Department has recently consulted a wide range of expert stakeholders to support the introduction of compulsory Relationships Education in primary schools, including a call for evidence to seek public views on what should be included in these subjects. The findings from this process are helping the Department to reach evidence-based decisions on subject content.

From this, the Government will develop the regulations and accompanying statutory guidance for these subjects and both will be subject to public consultation followed by a debate on the regulations in Parliament. The Department expects both subjects to be inclusive and to meet the needs of all young people, in an age-appropriate way.

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