Five Parliamentary Select Committees have now called on the Government to make sex and relationships education and personal, social, health and economic education a statutory subject in schools. With the Government saying that it is reviewing the matter, and the Children and Social Work Bill currently progressing through the House of Commons, now is the time to increase the pressure on MPs, to try and secure statutory status.
MPs from different political parties have said that they support SRE and PSHE, but the views of some MPs are still unknown. We need your help now:
If you agree that every child and young person has a right to learn about their bodies, growing up, sexual health and about equal, safe and enjoyable relationships please take just two minutes to contact your MP.
A template letter is provided, which will be automatically e-mailed to your MP. The letter is personalised so that it matches what we currently know about your MP’s views on SRE and PSHE. But to make your letter even more effective you can edit it yourself – here are some ideas:
We have also produced a guide to meeting your MP, so that once you have started communicating with your MP you can follow up with a meeting if you wish.
This campaign activity is part of the SRE – It’s my right campaign: www.sexeducationforum.org.uk/its-my-right which is supported by the core members of the Sex Education Forum. The ‘write to your MP’ facility is provided by SEF core member the British Humanist Association.