In early 2018, we took part in a consultation inviting views on the content of statutory relationships education for primary schools, and relationships and sex education (RSE) for secondary schools.
The recently published draft statutory guidance was then written, which the government is currently consulting on. Responses will help finalise the guidance before it is put before Parliament and finally published for use in schools.
The consultation specifically asks whether the content is age appropriate, and whether it will help young people have positive relationships and lead a healthy lifestyle. There are also questions about SEND, working with parents, and parents’ right to withdraw their child from sex education.
Read our summary to find out what is included in the guidance, and how to take part in the consultation, here.
At the acet UK conference this year, we will also be looking to the future of RSE: exploring how Christians can help young people face current and emerging challenges.
Join us for a day of learning, networking and empowerment for youth workers, youth pastors and other Christian educators who want to help young people navigate the cultural and personal pressures around relationships and sex.
Speakers include Rachel Gardner, founder of Romance Academy, and Dr Patrick Dixon, ACET founder and futurist speaker and author. Click here to book.