Labour is challenging whistleblowers exposing graphic sex education
Labour is challenging whistleblowers trying to expose graphic sex education materials being taught to youngsters, campaigners say
- Safe Schools Alliance has raised the alarm on ‘inappropriate’ content
- It comes amid a review into Relationships, Sex and Health Education classes
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Labour is challenging whistleblowers trying to expose inappropriate sex education materials, campaigners say.
Government opposition are questioning those trying to shine a light on graphic material being taught to youngsters, Safe Schools Alliance said.
The campaign group of parents and teachers has raised the alarm on ‘inappropriate’ content being taught to pupils across the country.
It comes amid an urgent review into Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) classes amid fears that youngsters are being exposed to inappropriate materials. Spokeswoman Tanya Carter told the women and equalities committee yesterday it had become a ‘safeguarding scandal’.
She said: ‘The education they’re receiving in school has been infiltrated. ‘A lot of the motivations behind it and a lot of the materials need to be scrutinised.
Labour is challenging whistleblowers trying to expose inappropriate sex education materials, campaigners say
An urgent review into sex education was ordered by Rishi Sunak after claims that children were subjected to graphic lessons on explicit sex acts, ‘how to choke your partner safely’ and how there are 72 genders
‘And this needs to be done transparently, independently and people need to be asking questions about this rather than silencing whistleblowers, which has happened in every previous safeguarding scandal we’ve seen.’
She added: ‘As far as I can see the opposition, rather than challenging the government for their severe failures, are challenging the whistleblowers.’
An urgent review into sex education was ordered by Rishi Sunak after claims that children were subjected to graphic lessons on explicit sex acts, ‘how to choke your partner safely’ and how there are 72 genders.
Some pupils have been taught using a ‘toolkit’ that encourages children to roll a dice featuring body parts such as ‘penis’ and ‘hand and fingers’ twice and then discuss the potential sexual acts carried out between them.
Last month, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that sex education material for schools will get film-style age ratings in a bid to protect children.
And that schools will be able to access new free ‘compliant’ resources on sex education, reducing the demand for the ‘extreme’ third-party teaching material that has horrified teachers and parents.
The review will be conducted by an independent panel of experts, who will advise on ‘clear safeguards to stop pupils from being taught contested and potentially damaging concepts’.
The RSHE consultation is expected to conclude by the end of the year.
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