Equality and Human Rights Commission response: Department for Education’s Consultation on Sex and Relationships Education and PSHE

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their response to the consultation on the changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE, in February 2018.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission recommends:

Schools should take a rights-based approach to the whole-school environment, by addressing all subjects from the perspective of ensuring respect for individuals’ human rights
The Department for Education should improve training and guidance for teachers so that they can more comprehensively consider the needs of all pupils
When faced with requests to withdraw, schools should ask parents to state in writing their reasons for wishing to withdraw their child.
Read the full response. 

Age UK survey: The Big Social Care

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Age UK have published a survey to hear the experiences of people and their families who have needed adult care and support. 

The Government have promised to change the adult social care system in England to make it fit for the future. And Age UK have produced a February 2018 survey to hear about your experiences. 

The Care and Support Alliance will use these results as part of Age UK’s campaigning work.

Responses will not be used in a way to that identifies any individual or family publicly.

Find out more and complete the complete the survey.