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Support 21st Century Sex and Relationships Education
  • Petitioned UK Parliament

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UK Parliament

Support 21st Century Sex and Relationships Education

    1. Petition by

      Simon Blake

Sex and relationships education in the UK is still not good enough. Schools don’t have the support or tools to help children and young people to develop safe, healthy relationships and research shows young people often leave school vulnerable and ill prepared to navigate their way through relationships.

Being able to make good decisions about relationships and sex is as important to young people’s future wellbeing as any other subject. Young people deserve honest, useful information about modern sex and relationships.

This would include:

• Giving young people an opportunity to speak up about what they need to know and understand.
• Lessons taught by well trained professionals who are confident about the subject.
• Focussing as much on relationships, consent, human sexuality and the emotional side of growing up as on the biology of reproduction.

We call on the government to listen to young people and insist that ALL schools deliver an SRE curriculum fit for the 21st century.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. How Good is Sex Education in Schools?

      Simon Blake
      Petition Organizer

      Today, the Guardian wrote about our new research showing that nearly half (47%) of young people in the UK say the sex and relationship education they receive isn't good enough. This research makes it clear as day that schools need to do a better job of giving young people the information they need to make good choices about sex and relationships.

    3. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jane Holden KINGSWINFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      As a school nurse I feel that children and young people do not receive appropriate SRE. We should work with schools to provide good quality sex education for them to grow, learn and develop healthy relationships.

      School nurse's have an important role to play in delivery of good quality SRE and should work in collaboration with schools, pupils and parents.

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    • charlotte pasiut DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      it is essential our children and future leaders, mothers, fathers, carers and everyone has a health and happy relationships; in order to obtain and reduces abuse valuable SRE is needed

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    • Amadea Adegbiji RIVERSIDE, CA
      • 3 months ago

      My peers deserve to know about the activity that they will all participate in, and the impact and risks it includes.

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    • Colvin Ledford BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      It's really important for society to begin to change its attitude towards SRE. Young people are missing on the opportunity to explore what it is to have healthy & productive relationships. Young people are being deprived the opportunities, tools, knowledge & support to develop these vital life skills,

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    • Emily Masters WOLVERHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      because my sex education was horrendous in school and that was only 10 years ago.

      we need to stop making sex such a negative thing and teach young people to have loving relationships.

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