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

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.