28th August 2014
Caroline Lucas: Rotherham scandal is another reason why we need statutory PSHE now 23
3:40 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the full horror of the Rotherham abuse scandal indicates the vital need for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Comment: Politicians must seize the chance to ensure schools teach children to keep safe with PSHE
12:50 PM — Joe Hayman, CEO of the PSHE Association writes for PinkNews on the importance of the current chance for politicians to support measures to protect children though an adequate PSHE curriculum.
26th August 2014
A growing number of Tories are calling for statutory sex education 5
7:05 PM — Former Conservative Party Vice-Chairman Michael Fabricant has become the latest Tory to back calls for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education.
Labour welcomes Lib Dem decision to back statutory sex education 1
5:56 PM — Labour says the Liberal Democrats should have backed SRE "four years ago".
Tories should back statutory sex education, says Health Committee Chair 4
1:31 PM — Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston is calling on her party to support statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education.
Lib Dems announce support for statutory sex education 8
12:12 PM — Liberal Democrats will make statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a manifesto pledge, David Laws announces.
21st August 2014
Stonewall: Porn survey shows why we need better sex education in schools 1
12:24 PM — A survey showing sexting is now part of “everyday life” for teenagers highlights the need for compulsory sex and relationships education, says Stonewall.
12th June 2013
MPs who voted against the Clause 20 sex education amendment 11
1:10 PM — Tuesday’s vote on amending the Children and Families Bill to include statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education, making it mandatory for teachers to inform students about same-sex relationships, was voted down on party lines.
Labour’s Clause 20 sex education amendment fails in the Commons 51
12:14 PM — A Labour amendment for mandatory sex and relationship education in schools failed to get the support of enough MPs last night and Children’s Minister Edward Timpson confirmed PSHE would remain a non-statutory subject.
11th June 2013
MPs await Commons debate on sex education amendment 6
3:33 PM — MPs in support of a Labour amendment for more comprehensive sex and relationship education in schools hope they’ll be enough parliamentary time to allow for a debate and vote.
10th June 2013
National AIDS Trust welcomes Labour’s call for LGBT inclusive sex education 5
6:14 PM — The chief executive of the National AIDS Trust has welcomed calls by the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper for statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in schools and says it could help in the fight against ever rising HIV infections.
Yvette Cooper: Young gay men face ‘huge mental health problems’ and we need stronger LGBT inclusive sex education 22
2:08 PM — Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has told PinkNews.co.uk that the government needs to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education a statutory requirement in order to address the health challenges faced by LGBT students.
2nd April 2013
NUT urges for sex education to be made statutory in order to tackle homophobic bullying 8
12:20 PM — The government’s decision to maintain sex education as a non-statutory subject has been criticised by the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers.
21st March 2013
UK: Government criticised for failing to mention LGBT youngsters in sex education report 4
3:51 PM — The National AIDS Trust (NAT) says the government’s sex education review “makes no mention of sex education which addresses the needs of LGBT young people.”
10th January 2013
Comment: The truth about being a gay 16-year-old at an all boys boarding school 164
12:10 PM — 16-year-old Olly Hudson writes for PinkNews.co.uk about his experiences of being gay at a private all boys boarding school in the UK. He despairs at the homophobic environment and the lack of acknowledgement by the school that homosexuality even exists
26th May 2011
California first-graders learn about marriage equality 56
12:06 PM — First-graders at a California school celebrated Harvey Milk Day last week by learning about marriage equality. Eric Ross, the author of new children's book My Uncle's Wedding, spoke to 40 six and seven-year-olds at a San Francisco elementary school.