Channel 4 hires former Miss Belgium to shake up sex education in schools

Sep 1, 2014 by

By John Plunkett, Guardian: A Belgian sex therapist and UN goodwill ambassador who believes that all children should get a qualification in sex education is to start a Jamie Oliver-style campaign to change the way British schools tackle the subject. Goedele Liekens, a former Miss Belgium who presented the country’s edition of The Weakest Link, believes the way sex education is handled in British schools is “hopelessly out of date” and should begin “properly and...

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Sex education should start at seven, Lib Dems say

Aug 26, 2014 by

From BBC News: All children in England’s state schools should get lessons about sex and relationships from the age of seven, the Liberal Democrats have said. The party said the “age-appropriate” lessons would be part of a “curriculum for life”, which would also include money management and citizenship. Labour backed the idea but said the Lib Dems had failed to deliver it so far. The Conservatives said teachers knew best how to deliver such education, not...

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How the Church can protect children

May 20, 2014 by

By Andrew Symes: We thank God that children in our society are not at risk of being taken from their beds at gunpoint and forced into slavery, and we continue to pray for the situation in northern Nigeria. But our children are at risk in other ways. What are these risks, and how is the church responding? On Sunday morning I led a service of worship in a small and beautiful village church. It was my first time there, and after the service, in conversation with members of the congregation, I met...

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C of E endorses Stonewall materials in new guidance

May 16, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Children in Church of England schools could be given sex education materials provided by gay rights groups, according to new guidance launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Critics have raised concerns that within the 72 page guidance, produced by the Church of England, Stonewall is mentioned more than Jesus Christ. “I think a lot of C of E schools are going to think that balance is wrong”, said Simon Calvert of The Christian Institute. “Bullying is evil and...

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Please respond – Education Select Committee Inquiry into PSHE

May 15, 2014 by

By Antonia Tully, SPUC Safe at School: The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into personal, social and health education (PSHE) in schools.  PSHE covers a number of topics such as drug education, healthy eating and so on.  Sex and relationship education (SRE) is also covered in this topic.We are very concerned that this inquiry will be used to make sex education a compulsory schools subject.  This would mean that children as young as five years old would have to learn about...

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Please respond – Education Select Committee Inquiry into PSHE

May 15, 2014 by

By Antonia Tully, SPUC Safe at School: The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into personal, social and health education (PSHE) in schools.  PSHE covers a number of topics such as drug education, healthy eating and so on.  Sex and relationship education (SRE) is also covered in this topic.We are very concerned that this inquiry will be used to make sex education a compulsory schools subject.  This would mean that children as young as five years old would have to learn about...

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