TORIES VOTE TO BLOCK COM­PUL­SORY, IN­CLU­SIVE SEX ED­U­CA­TION

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Par­lia­ment has blocked plans for com­pul­sory Lgbt-in­clu­sive sex and re­la­tion­ships ed­u­ca­tion (SRE) in schools. Labour MP Stella Creasy had called to amend the Chil­dren and So­cial Work Bill to make “age-ap­pro­pri­ate, in­clu­sive” SRE com­pul­sory in all schools. The law would re­quire ed­u­ca­tion watch­dog Of­sted to eval­u­ate schools’ SRE pro­vi­sion as part of in­spec­tions. Speak­ing in the meet­ing, Creasy said: “At the mo­ment, we only have sex and re­la­tion­ships ed­u­ca­tion across our schools in a very patchy way. Some schools are do­ing amaz­ing work, and we should recog­nise that, but safe­guard­ing only works if ev­ery young child has ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion, train­ing and sup­port.” All 10 Con­ser­va­tive MPS on the com­mit­tee voted to block the SRE amend­ment, while all five Labour MPS sup­ported it. No other party was rep­re­sented on the bill com­mit­tee.

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