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SPUC New Video Reveals Parental Rights Under Attack

18 February 2019

Safe at School, a campaign run by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, has released a new information video warning parents that, after 2020, they will no longer have the right to withdraw their children from lessons which conflict with their values on sexual relationships.

The new video spells out what’s in store for parents, children and schools when two new compulsory subjects come into force in September 2020. These subjects are Relationships Education in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools. These subjects will be statutory in all schools in England, including state, independent, free schools and academies.

“We’ve made this information video because there is a lot of confusion about what will be coming into schools and exactly how it will affect families”, said Antonia Tully, SPUC Director of Campaigns, who features in the video.“Critically many parents are not aware that they will be unable to take their children out of the new subjects if they disagree with what is being taught. A further issue is the nature of the new subjects. The Secretary of State has made it clear that the new subjects must be LGBT inclusive. And this will be a problem for families who want to talk to their own children about homosexuality and transgenderism in line with their own values.”

The new video supports Safe at School’s current postcard campaign calling on the Secretary of State for Education to give parents the right to opt their children out of the new subjects after 2020.

Mrs Tully continued: “It is absolutely vital that we put as much pressure as possible on the Government to do a U-turn on the legislation which makes it impossible for parents to protect their children from teaching which goes against their moral standards or religious convictions.”

“We have sent out 200,000 postcards to groups and individuals throughout England. Each card gives a parent, grandparent and other worried citizen the opportunity to voice their concern to the Government.”

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