Standing room only at “What is Quality Relationship Education” event in Parliament
It was standing room only at the “What is Quality Relationship Education” event that I co-hosted in parliament yesterday.
My “Dare2Care” National Action Plan spearheaded the successful campaign for compulsory relationship education. Quality relationships education is a crucial part of child protection. (www.dare2care.org.uk)
The next stage of bringing this learning to all classrooms is the guidance for schools being updated. The last time this was done was 17 years ago.
At the vibrant meeting, that I co-hosted with Maria Miller MP, young people shared their views on what quality relationship education should be like.
Two amazing young women from Youth for Change chaired the event and we heard from young people from Brook, FPA, Tender, NCB, Barnardo’s, Stonewall and Plan International.
They were clear that schools need to embrace the message of healthy relationships in everything they do, and teachers need training to deliverer relationships education that is based facts not opinions.
I am pleased that we were joined by Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening MP, who addressed the event. She has shown great commitment to delivering high quality relationship education.
The Sex Education Forum launched their 12 Principles of Quality RSE at the event. These are based their expertise and the available evidence and are supported by children’s and young people’s organisations from across the third sector. I was delighted to be one of these initial signatories signing up to support these.