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Sex and Relationship Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 116822, tabled on 30 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress her Department is making on updating relationship and sex education guidance.

Answered on

5 December 2017

We want to help all schools to deliver high quality Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education so that all young people are equipped to have healthy and respectful relationships, and leave school with the knowledge to prepare them for adult life.

The Department is currently conducting thorough and wide-ranging engagement with stakeholders, which will help us to reach an evidence-based decision on PSHE, as well as to determine the content of the regulations and statutory guidance.

We will consult on draft regulations and guidance and the regulations will then be laid in the House allowing for a full and considered debate. We are working towards schools teaching the new subjects from September 2019.

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