Sex and Relationship Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th April 2019.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on the updated guidelines on relationships and sex education.

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

The Department conducted a consultation on the draft regulations, statutory guidance and regulatory impact assessment for relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education between July and November 2018.

The Department was contacted by over 40,000 individuals and organisations during the consultation process. Prior to the consultation, the key decisions were informed by a thorough engagement process. The public call for evidence received over 23,000 responses and the Department engaged directly with 90 organisations, including parents, young people, headteachers, teachers, governors, subject specialists, teaching unions, charities and faith groups.

The Government response to the call for evidence can be found here: https://consult.education.gov.uk/pshe/relationships-education-rse-health-education/supporting_documents/180718%20Consultation_call%20for%20evidence%20response_policy%20statement.pdf.

The Government response to the consultation can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/relationships-and-sex-education-and-health-education.

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