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.