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Bulletin180: Winter 2020

Welcome to our Winter Bulletin! We hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to receiving any comments or questions about the concerns raised in this issue. Please email any comments to our Communications and PR Officer lucy.marsh@familyeducationtrust.org.uk In this issue… A Dark Day for Parents in Scotland In November, the Scottish courts passed a …


Letter: Government policy must put parental responsibility before the power of the state

The following letter, signed by Family Education Trust director, Norman Wells, and Family Education Trust trustee, Dr Trevor Stammers, was published in the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday 10 October 2017:

Parents and guardians must retain the fundamental freedom to bring up their children in accordance with their beliefs and values. The role of the state in the nurture of children is strictly ancillary to that of the parents or guardians. The Government’s decision to impose Relationships Education on every child in England from the age of five undermines that freedom…


Publication – Respect Begins at Home

Why the government needs to show parents more respect   A revised and updated edition of our popular Respect Begins at Home leaflet, including quotes from David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband on the vital role of parents. It points out that although the leaders of all three major political parties are prepared to trumpet …


Publication – Too Much, Too Soon

The government’s plans for your child’s sex education Norman Wells   Sex education is an ideological battlefield on which a war is being waged for the hearts and minds of children. Behind the innocuous-sounding words used by the sex education lobby, there is a definite agenda at work to undermine the role of parents and …


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