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The Local Government Association LGAwhich represents councils in England and Wales, has ed the growing clamour urging the government to make sex education compulsory in all secondary schools. The LGA argues that it is a health protection issue, withnew STI diagnoses for to year-olds in England in and 78, for those aged The LGA appeal came as the government was reported to be close to making an announcement regarding SRE and PSHE personal, social, health and economic educationafter the education secretary, Justine Greening, flagged up the issue as a priority for government.
Campaigners hope the announcement will be made during the next stage of the children and social work billwhich is passing through parliament.
An amendment with cross-party support was tabled last week which, if carried, would would amount to the biggest overhaul in sex education in 17 years, but it is not yet clear what the government announcement will amount to, and crucially whether it will make SRE compulsory. The LGA says while SRE should be made compulsory for secondary school children, with statutory guidance on key issues including sexual health, parents should still be given the option of taking their children from the lessons.
Tory MP Maria Miller was among those proposing the amendment to the bill last week. It followed an inquiry by the women and equalities committeechaired by Miller, which heard that most children have seen online pornography by the time they leave primary school and two thirds will have been asked for a sexual digital image of themselves before they leave secondary school.
According to Miller, research has shown that just one in four children at secondary school receives any teaching on sex and relationship issues, and Ofsted has said that when it is taught the quality of teaching is often poor. They want compulsory lessons in school to teach children and young people about consent and healthy relationships.
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