Sex and Relationship Education: Finance:Written question - 126944

(South Shields)

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Asked on: 06 February 2018
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding has been allocated from the public purse for the roll-out of statutory relationships and sex education.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 20 February 2018

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 places a duty on the Secretary of State for Education to make Relationships Education mandatory in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) mandatory in secondary schools, through regulations. The Act also provides powers for the Secretary of State to make Personal Social Health and Economics (PSHE) education, or elements therein, mandatory in all schools in the future, subject to careful consideration.

The Department is conducting a thorough engagement process on the scope and design of Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and PSHE, with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The outcome of this ongoing engagement exercise and online call for evidence will support consideration of the future status of PSHE and the development of regulations and statutory guidance for the new subjects.

Supporting schools to deliver high quality Relationship Education and RSE is a priority of the Department and as part of this engagement process, work is underway to identify what schools might need to deliver high quality subject content.

Grouped Questions: 126942

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