To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if the Government will introduce statutory sex and relationships education to tackle homophobic bullying and sexual harassment in schools.
2 February 2017
The Government wants to ensure that all schools are safe, inclusive environments where pupils can fulfil their potential. The Government is considering how to improve delivery of sex and relationships education, including updating the existing guidance.
In September, we announced a £2.8 million programme to prevent and address homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools in England. Government also launched the Disrespect Nobody campaign to help young people recognise and challenge abuse within teen relationships.