MPs back Relationships Education regulations – parents must be vigilant

Mar 28, 2019 by

from The Christian Institute:

The Government’s Relationships Education regulations passed the House of Commons yesterday by 538 votes to 21. Assuming, as expected, the House of Lords rubber stamps the measure, all schools in England will have to teach the new subject from September 2020.

This move significantly undermines parents’ freedom to withdraw their children from lessons they feel are inappropriate. It is disappointing, but not surprising. MPs backed the principle of these regulations two years ago when passing the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

We have taken every opportunity since then to improve the content of the regulations and guidance, including responding to two consultations. Thank you if you were among those who made submissions. We believe these had a positive effect. The guidance is not as bad as it could have been.

Ministers have also given assurances that primary schools will not have to teach about LGBT issues. But fear of Ofsted is likely to mean many schools will. Parents must be vigilant about what is being taught in their child’s school, including the materials being used.

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