Tags: Sex Education
Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception
Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:15
More than 50 faith leaders have warned that schools' ability to teach relationships and sex education (RSE) through a faith ethos could undermine its accuracy and inclusivity.
Posted: Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:33
The passage of an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill means that Relationships and Sex Education will become mandatory in all schools in England.
Posted: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:15
The National Secular Society has welcomed moves to make sex and relationship education statutory, but urged the Government to rethink de facto exemptions for faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:51
Labour MP Stella Creasy has written in Conservative Home appealing for cross-party support to make sex and relationships education (SRE) mandatory in all schools, including faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:05
Former Solicitor General Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, considers that compulsory PSHE in primary schools is "key" to tackling "sexual exploitation" and child abuse.
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:29
A UN committee has urged the UK to repeal laws requiring the provision of 'broadly Christian' worship in UK schools. It also called for pupils to be given the independent right of withdrawal from any religious worship held in schools.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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".
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.