- Consultation on draft guidance on compulsory Relationships and Sex Education launched today
- Stonewall continues calls for LGBT-inclusive teaching
- Stonewall looks forward to working with Department for Education to support all young people
Ruth Hunt, Stonewall Chief Executive said: ‘All young people deserve an education that reflects and celebrates the diversity of our communities. Far too many lesbian, gay, bi and trans students are leaving school having received no information or advice on how to lead healthy and safe relationships. Two in five pupils (40 per cent) are never taught anything about LGBT issues at school.
‘LGBT students are not being given vital information they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing. LGBT-inclusive relationships and sex education not only helps tackle this, but also creates a more inclusive school environment for all. That’s why it’s so important the updated guidance makes clear that timely LGBT-inclusive teaching is essential across all age groups. This will transform the experience of many thousands of LGBT young people at school.
‘We look forward to working with our primary and secondary school partners, Young Campaigners and the Department for Education throughout the consultation period, to support the needs of all young people.’