Sex and relationships education in schools

Debbie Barnes, Chair of the Association’s Educational Achievement Policy Committee, said:

“Making sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in all secondary schools and teaching children from a young age about relationships is a welcome part of equipping them with the necessary understanding and knowledge to make safe choices and recognise what healthy relationships look like. For too long there has been a gap in the curriculum but SRE and schools alone cannot keep children and young people safe especially in an increasingly digital where children are exposed to new risks. Parents and carers too have a responsibility to talk to their children about these issues, to adequately equip children and young people to keep themselves safe and to understand appropriate behaviour.”

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EDUCATION 90 EAPC 47 SCHOOLS 46 SRE 1

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