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NSS welcomes Caroline Lucas’ bill on compulsory PSHE and sex education

NSS welcomes Caroline Lucas’ bill on compulsory PSHE and sex education

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:46

Caroline Lucas MP has urged the Government to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in all schools, including free schools and academies.

Diocese stresses “purity” and “virtue of chastity” in Catholic schools’ sex education guidelines

Diocese stresses “purity” and “virtue of chastity” in Catholic schools’ sex education guidelines

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:16

New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).

Academy teaches “abstinence” as contraception and sex education in line with the “Maker’s Instructions”

Academy teaches “abstinence” as contraception and sex education in line with the “Maker’s Instructions”

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:21

A parent has raised serious concerns with the National Secular Society over the strongly religious nature of sex and relationships education at their child's school.

Faith schools accused of blocking NHS sexual health experts from the classroom

Faith schools accused of blocking NHS sexual health experts from the classroom

Posted: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:13

Faith schools in Blackburn have been accused of stopping the NHS Community Education Sexual Health team (CESH) from speaking with students about sex, relationships and contraception.

Tory MP calls for all sex education to be scrapped

Tory MP calls for all sex education to be scrapped

Posted: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:08

During a debate introducing the Sex and Relationships Education (Curriculum) Bill to parliament this week, Conservative MP Philip Davies blamed "sex education fanatics" for a rise in unwanted pregnancies since the 1970s, and called for "less sex education, or even better, none".

Christian group targets schools with frightening and dubious anti-abortion message

Christian group targets schools with frightening and dubious anti-abortion message

Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:12

A Christian group has been touring schools in Sussex telling children frightening untruths about the supposed consequences of abortion.

Catholic Church refuses to protect girls from cancer

Catholic Church refuses to protect girls from cancer

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:06

Parents, doctors and researchers in Calgary have launched a fight to overturn a Catholic School District's ban on vaccinations for girls against the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Abortion counselling amendment to sneak in through the back door

Abortion counselling amendment to sneak in through the back door

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:16

the Government has been accused of pushing ahead plans to strip abortion providers of their role in counselling women despite an amendment on the issue suffering a heavy defeat in the Commons last year.

Protest against Nadine Dorries MP’s Abstinence for Girls Bill

Protest against Nadine Dorries MP’s Abstinence for Girls Bill

Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:38

A demonstration has been organised for 20 January against the Sex Education (Required Content) Bill which seeks to secure abstinence education for girls only.

Nadine Dorries’ ‘abstinence for girls’ Bill – what you can do

Nadine Dorries’ ‘abstinence for girls’ Bill – what you can do

Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 15:14

A parliamentary Private Members Bill that would "require schools to provide certain additional sex education to girls aged between 13 and 16;" is scheduled for a second reading on 20 January 2012.

Peers attack Christian Institute for lies about sex education proposals

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 13:46

Two peers have condemned a "cruel" and "vicious" campaign against them by the Christian Institute which claimed they wanted to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory for five-year-olds. This includes education about sex and relationships.