Welsh parents lose right to opt children out of sex ed

Jan 22, 2020 by

from Christian Concern:

The Welsh government has announced new education plans meaning parents will no longer have the right to opt their children out of lessons about relationships, sexuality or religion.

Welsh Education Minister Kirsty Williams said the move would be tested from next year before becoming a compulsory part of the new curriculum in 2022.

Introducing LGBT themes

Much like the new sex education guidelines that have been introduced in England, which are set to come into force from September this year, the Welsh programme also introduces LGBT themes. The draft guidance outlines themes that are to be taught to five-year-olds, including “values, rights, culture and sexuality”, “understanding gender” and “sexuality and sexual behaviour”. Yet how this is to be set out remains unclear.

Carys Moseley has previously commented on how the content of the Welsh RSE curriculum must not sexualise young children.

Ignoring parents’ concerns

The Welsh Government previously consulted on the changes early in 2019, however parents’ concerns appear to have been largely ignored.

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