‘Delighted’: our statement on statutory SRE education announcement
Wednesday 1st March 2017
Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:
“Young people in the UK in have a right to be safe, and a right to understand what a healthy relationship is – and having the knowledge to exercise that right is just as important as maths and English. So, we strongly welcome the news today that the Government is pledging to deliver statutory sex & relationships education across the UK. Women’s Aid, along with a very large coalition of organisations, has been urgently calling for this for a number of years. We are delighted that action is finally being taken.
“In order to prevent domestic abuse & violence against women and girls, we must examine and address its root causes, challenging the misogyny and sexism that underpin it. We look forward to working with the Government to ensure this education is robust and of a high standard, and call for national oversight to ensure it is being delivered properly. We cannot let our young people down. They deserve this education & a safe, healthy future.”