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Sex and Relationship Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 4399, tabled on 11 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making on developing new guidance for schools on delivering sex and relationships education.

Answered on

17 July 2017

In accordance with the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the Secretary of State will lay regulations that will require the publication of guidance to support schools to teach high quality Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools and Relationships Education (RE) in primary schools.

The guidance will be developed following a thorough engagement process on the scope and content of RE and RSE, involving a wide range of interested stakeholders. The engagement 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.

We will set out more details about the engagement process shortly.

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