Public asked for views on new sex education guidance

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The public and other interested parties have until 1st April 2019 to give their views on changes to sex and relationship education guidance given to schools in Wales.

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor), has previously told AMs the new sex education policy – which will see the subject renamed Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE) – will be based on equality and respect.

The recently-introduced curriculum white paper also proposes introducing RSE in an “age appropriate” manner from the age of 3.

The new guidance will include case studies for teachers to use in lessons and information sources pupils can be directed to if they’re experiencing any problems. Domestic and sexual violence will also be covered in more detail, while parents will retain a right to request in writing that their children be withdrawn from lessons.

All the information on the consultation is available here.