On Wednesday 10th May the Women and Equalities Select Committee held an evidence session on the Government’s Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) review, and invited Safe Schools Alliance UK to participate. The aim of the session was "to explore the RSHE review and how it is being conducted, what RSHE should include, how it … Continue reading Evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee
Pushing boundaries: ‘Sexuality education’ from UNESCO and WHO
We are here publishing an independent review of two standards documents produced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). These standards underpin the global initiative for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), currently promoted by UNESCO’s ‘Foundation for Life and Love Campaign.’ Download Comprehensive Sexuality Education - A … Continue reading Pushing boundaries: ‘Sexuality education’ from UNESCO and WHO
Bad RSE in schools: where is the evidence?
In the wake of the dossier compiled by Miriam Cates MP on unsuitable Relationships and Sex Education delivered by unaccountable external providers, there is now a long-overdue focus on the quality of RSE provision in schools. In its recent report on relationships and sex education providers, The Times quoted our spokeswoman Tanya Carter, who noted … Continue reading Bad RSE in schools: where is the evidence?
Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide to Sex and Relationships
Further to our review of the School of Sexuality Education’s (SoSE’s) academic paper, Play Doh Vulvas and Felt Tip Dick Pics, we review here SoSE's book: Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide to Sex and Relationships. The publisher’s aim was to give a copy of this book to every single secondary school in the country. Schools usually welcome … Continue reading Sex Ed: An Inclusive Teenage Guide to Sex and Relationships
The School of Sexuality Education
We have recently been contacted by parents concerned about the RSE sessions delivered in their children's schools by the School of Sexuality Education. We have looked into this organisation, who say that their "unembarrassable" team provide in-school workshops on "consent, sexual health, porn and positive relationships". What we have found demonstrates a lack of safeguarding … Continue reading The School of Sexuality Education
Gender Recognition Reform in Scotland
We welcome the decision of the Scottish Secretary, Alister Jack, to block the Scottish government's Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) bill on constitutional grounds. The bill, which would have allowed children to apply for a gender recognition certificate from the age of 16 while removing the need for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, would have made … Continue reading Gender Recognition Reform in Scotland
Is Education Secretary Gillian Keegan afraid to have an opinion?
The new Secretary of State for Education, Gillian Keegan MP, appeared before the Department for Education Select Committee last week to discuss political impartiality in schools. Guidance on this was published by the department in February, and the committee wanted to know how effective this was and whether schools were confident in following it. This … Continue reading Is Education Secretary Gillian Keegan afraid to have an opinion?
Statement on recently published guidance for transgender pupils
Safe Schools Alliance does not welcome the "Guidance for maintained schools and academies in England on provision for transgender pupils” which has been published by the Association of School and College Leaders, Chartered College of Teaching, Confederation of School Trusts (CST), Institute of School Business Leadership, National Association of Head Teachers and National Governance Association. … Continue reading Statement on recently published guidance for transgender pupils
Queer Theory in Welsh Schools
We have previously raised concerns over the anti-safeguarding approach of the Welsh government’s Relationships and Sexuality Education Code, now mandatory in all maintained Welsh schools from the age of 3. Now independent research has shown that the Welsh RSE Code was influenced by elements of Queer Theory that should concern parents. Queer Theory is an … Continue reading Queer Theory in Welsh Schools
DfE Trans Guidance Consultation
We are asking supporters to take action regarding the promised trans guidance from the Department for Education (DfE). In May 2022, the then Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, announced in an interview with The Times that the DfE would be drawing up guidance for schools on how to support children who identify as transgender. He stated that … Continue reading DfE Trans Guidance Consultation