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Sex education is vital

February 19, 2018 2:45 PM
By admin

Lib Dem Education Spokesperson Layla Moran has hit out at comments by Conservative Education Secretary Damian Hinds that he would support restrictions to pupils' rights to sex education.

"The sexual harassment and intimidation scandals - and the resulting need for the #metoo movement - and the shocking rise in homophobic and transphobic attacks are just some of the reasons why compulsory sex education is vital.

"The new Education Secretary should be pushing for all children to have age-appropriate sex education, not trying to encourage the use of opt-outs that could result in young people struggling to understand the sexual rights of themselves and others. The Conservatives must not abdicate their responsibilities in this area."