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Sex and Relationship Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 854, tabled on 22 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to consult on proposed changes to relationships and sex education in schools.

Answered on

28 June 2017

The Department for Education will be conducting a thorough engagement process on the scope and content of relationships education and relationships and sex education, involving a wide range of interested stakeholders. This process will seek evidence from schools and teachers; parents and pupils; experts in safeguarding and child wellbeing; subject experts; voluntary organisations and other interested parties; and other government departments and public sector bodies.

It will inform the development of regulations and statutory guidance, covering subject content, school practice and quality of delivery, which will then be subject to consultation. Following consultation, regulations will be laid in the House allowing for a full and considered debate.

We will set out more details shortly about the engagement process and the work to consider age appropriate subject content.

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