Since relationships and sex education (RSE) became a statutory requirement in UK secondary schools there have been some tricky circumstances for boards and their schools/trusts to navigate.
RSE requires a balance of sensitivity to parents, pupils and staff, ensuring that pupils are equipped with the knowledge they need to stay safe, build healthy relationships and to understand the world around them.
“RSE has a vital role to play in safeguarding children and young people. Learning key messages such as ‘my body is mine and mine alone’ gives children an understanding about their rights.
Lucy Emmerson, chief executive at the Sex Education Forum