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Sex and Relationship Education

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 908526, tabled on 30 January 2017

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.

Answered on

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.

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Women and Equalities
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