Rishi Sunak has asked the Department for Education to ensure schools are not teaching inappropriate or contested content in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE).
Why it matters
The review is significant as it aims to ensure that children are not exposed to inappropriate content and that the content of lessons is shared with parents. The move follows concerns raised by Conservative MPs that children were being exposed to graphic material, including lessons on oral sex and choking.
What the papers say
The Guardian, The Times, BBC News, The Independent
How we got here
Since September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education has been compulsory in schools. The review will ensure that schools are not teaching contested content in RSHE.
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