Tags: RSE

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

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.

The sex and health education policy of the King's Academy in Middlesbrough warns pupils of... Read More »

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

Roman Catholic and Muslim 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.

One member of the team said: "It's been extremely... Read More »

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

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,... Read More »

NSS calls for statutory sex and relationship education in all schools, including those with faith-based ethos

NSS calls for statutory sex and relationship education in all schools, including those with faith-based ethos

Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014

The National Secular Society has called for age appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made a statutory part of the national curriculum amid concerns that children and young people are not being guaranteed good quality SRE.

The NSS has submitted... Read More »

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

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

Lovewise has been telling pupils in religious and community schools that abortion causes holes in the womb, depression and... Read More »

Catholic Church refuses to protect girls from cancer

Catholic Church refuses to protect girls from cancer

Posted: Thu, 05 Jul 2012

If any more evidence was needed to prove the Catholic Church's contempt for women, then you need look no further than Calgary in Canada.

The bishops there decided in 2008 that they would not provide vaccination for girls in Catholic schools against the human... Read More »

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

This week, Nadine Dorries MP failed to get a second reading for her amendment proposing that abstinence teaching should be promoted in schools - but only to girls, which we wrote about here.

Now the Government has been accused of pushing ahead with her plans... Read More »

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

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

The parliamentary Private Members Bill proposed by Nadine Dorries MP would "require schools to provide... Read More »

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

A parliamentary Private Members Bill that would "require schools to provide certain additional sex education to girls aged between 13 and 16; to provide that such education must include information and advice on the benefits of abstinence from sexual activity;... Read More »

Peers attack Christian Institute for lies about sex education proposals

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011

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.... Read More »