Stonewall today expressed deep regret at the removal of statutory relationship and sex education from the Children, Schools and Families Bill, as Parliament prepares to dissolve for the election. Derek Munn, Stonewall’s Public Affairs Director said:
‘This is a regressive step. Personal, Social and Health Education is invaluable in providing young people with an education that reflects the reality and diversity of modern Britain. We’d previously welcomed the timely move towards statutory PSHE for all state-maintained schools. Taught well, PSHE – including sex and relationship education - empowers young people to make informed decisions about their personal wellbeing. No young person should be denied this. We’ll be calling on the next Government to revisit this as a matter of urgency.'
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