Ofsted “acting like Big Brother” over compulsory sex education

Feb 21, 2019 by

from SPUC:

“The Government is determined to trample over the rights of parents to bring up their children in line with their own values.”

As alarm over the upcoming introduction of compulsory Relationships education in all schools in England grows, SPUC’s Safe at School Campaign has said that Ofsted is ignoring the human rights of parents.

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman said today that all schools should teach children about same-sex relationships, regardless of the values of parents. Her comments come in the wake of the protests at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham where the “No Outsiders” programme is being used. Ms Spielman defended the controversial lessons saying it is crucial children are exposed to differences in society and that it is important children know “there are families that have two mummies or two daddies”.

“Families must be left to bring up their children in their own way”

But Antonia Tully of the SPUC Safe at School campaign said that this amounts to a serious contravention of human rights.  “Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) guarantees everyone’s ‘right to a private and family life’ and has been defended in a recent UK Supreme Court judgement,” she said. “In a withering verdict the court stated: ‘The first thing that a totalitarian regime tries to do is to get to the children, to distance them from the subversive, varied influences of their families, and indoctrinate them in their rulers’ view of the world. Within limits, families must be left to bring up their children in their own way’.”

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