Parents must be at the centre of sex education, says Safe at School
17 February 2015
Safe at School has said that parents must be at the centre of sex education, in response to the report from the House of Commons Education Committee on PSHE and SRE in schools.
Antonia Tully of Safe at School said: "Parents constantly find themselves having to battle with schools in order to protect their children from inappropriate sex education. The recommendation from the Education Committee that parents can continue to withdraw their children from sex education, isn't addressing this problem."
Mrs Tully continued: "We don't need new sex education guidelines either. We already have guidelines for schools which repeatedly stress that parents must be involved. What is missing is a robust mechanism to ensure that schools really do engage with parents.
"Parents are the primary educators of their children, they are natural sex educators of their children and they are the experts on their own children", concluded Mrs Tully.
For more information, please contact Antonia Tully of Safe at School on 020 8407 3463.
Safe at School is a campaign of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).