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Family Education Trust

Latest Bulletin

 

  • Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences
  • Notable quotes from the Sexuality and Gender report
  • The transgender agenda in the Department for Education
  • ...and on children's TV
  • UK Supreme Court strikes down 'defective' and 'disproportionate' named person scheme
  • Scottish Government 'absolutely committed' to pressing ahead with named person scheme
  • Do Fathers Matter?
  • Statutory sex and relationships education not the answer to sexual harassment and sexual violence
  • The failure of sex education
  • Creative Schools
  • U-turn on parent-governors
  • Amnesty International's 'hypocrisy' over abortion
  • A date for your diary

 

 
Statutory sex and relationships education not the answer to sexual harassment and sexual violence, says family charity

12 September 2016

 

The deep-seated cultural and social factors that lie behind the sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools will not be solved by putting sex and relationships education (SRE) on the national curriculum, according to national family charity, Family Education Trust.

 

Responding to today's report from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee, Family Education Trust director, Norman Wells, commented:


‘The rise in the incidence of sexual harassment and sexual violence must be seen in the context of a highly sexualised culture in which we have made an idol of sexual pleasure. As a society, we have tended to view sex as a casual recreational activity rather than as an expression of total, lifelong commitment. And all too often, sex and relationships education in schools is contributing to the problem. Young people are being given the impression that sexual urges and impulses cannot be controlled and must be expressed.'

 

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UK Supreme Court strikes down 'defective' and 'disproportionate' named person scheme

28 July 2016

 

Family Education Trust welcomes today’s UK Supreme Court ruling that the named person scheme is ‘defective’ and ‘cannot be brought into force’ in its present form.

 

The plan that every child and young person in Scotland should have a state-appointed professional to ‘safeguard and support their wellbeing’ from birth until at least the age of 18 will therefore not now be introduced as originally proposed.


Norman Wells, director of the Family Education Trust, one of the four charities which brought the case to the UK Supreme Court, commented:


‘We warmly welcome the Court’s recognition that the named person scheme represents a disproportionate intrusion into family life and undermines parents...'

 

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The Meaning of Marriage

In this booklet, Sharon James sheds considerable light on the current debate on marriage by setting it in the wider context of a sexual revolution that has been raging for the past 50 years.

 
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