Sex education review steering group

The Government is to undertake a review of sex and relationship education delivery. Here is the official announcement from the Department for Children, Schools and Families which also details the make-up of the "steering group."

The Brook and the FPA are represented, as is the Terence Higgins Trust, the Sex Education Forum, a school nurse manager, and the chair and three other members of the TPIAG. (TPIAG stands for Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group. The ten strong membership of this "independent" group which was "set up to advise the Government" includes the Chief Executive of Brook and the Chief Executive of the Family Planning Association.)

The cosmetic "balance" on the steering group is supplied by an Anglican minister and a Methodist minister, the Director of the Catholic Education Service, and an equalities advisor from Brighton who represents Muslim interests. Consultation with young people is an advertised feature of the review, to be achieved by including three members of the UK Youth Parliament.

There is, of course, no representation for any pro-life group, for Family and Youth Concern, or for any other pro-family group.

The Daily Mail has reported on this: Sex education could be made compulsory for five-year-olds. They at least had the sense to consult Norman Wells of Family and Youth Concern.

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