2. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) will be delivered in all schools in England
The Government has announced that RSE will be made mandatory in all schools in England, including primaries, academies and independents.
This has been one of our longstanding policy calls and over the last 9 months, we’ve intensively lobbied the Government to ensure it was included in the Children and Social Work Bill. Young people themselves supported us by writing directly to PM Theresa May and Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, to demand this change.
The efforts of our campaign, alongside those of other charities, gives scope for a broad, age-appropriate PSHE curriculum to be introduced in the future.
This is a huge success that’ll help give children the knowledge they need to stay safe. We're now working to ensure detailed and effective implementation of these plans.