mandatory sex education
Since Labour Tried To Improve School Sex Education In 2010, Arguments In Favour Have Only Become Stronger
If there was ever a time for the Government to reconsider their opposition to statutory SRE, it is now. That is why, later today, I will lead a Parliamentary debate calling on the Government to finally make SRE a statutory requirement in all state-funded schools - including academies, free schools and any new grammar schools which they set up.
Sex and Relationships Education should be a right for everybody. If we ignore the inadequacies of the current system then we are accepting that we are sending young people into the world ill-prepared for real life.
The odds of young people learning about safe, equal and enjoyable relationships through school SRE are no different to the toss of a coin. Over half (53%) of the young people we surveyed did not learn how to recognise grooming for sexual exploitation and more than four in ten had not learned about healthy or abusive relationships.