Sex and Relationship Education:Written question - 56782

Q
(Washington and Sunderland West)
Asked on: 08 December 2016
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to identify further actions the Government will take to ensure all children and young people have access to Sex and Relationships Education.
A
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 14 December 2016

Sex education is already compulsory in secondary maintained schools, and the Government is clear that all schools should make provision for high quality, age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) which is a vital part of preparing young people for life in modern Britain.

The Secretary of State agrees that we need to look again at the case for further action on PSHE and sex education provision, with particular consideration to improving quality and accessibility. We are actively considering what steps we could take, including whether to update the existing SRE guidance.

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