WATCH: Kirsty on introducing inclusive sex education in Wales

Kirsty Williams is the Lib Dem representative in the world of Government at the moment and she’s doing great liberal things. This week, she announced that Welsh schoolchildren will receive inclusive sex and relationship education from the time they start school.

From Walesonline

The new version – which will see the topic become relationships and sexuality education (RSE) – places an emphasis on “forming and maintaining healthy, happy and fulfilling relationships”.

Announcing the change the Welsh Government added: “Learners will also be given a much broader understanding of sexuality that is fully inclusive of LGBTQI+ learners and includes wider issues such as consent, domestic abuse, and respecting diversity.

“The decision to change the focus of this area of study to relationships and sexuality, as well as the decision to make it statutory, reflects its immense importance in terms of how learners understand themselves, each other, their community and society.”

Watch Kirsty talking about it below:

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3 Comments

  • Katerina Porter 26th May '18 - 9:36am

    A really important development

  • Peter Hirst 26th May '18 - 1:48pm

    It’s certainly an issue that is crying out for more openness and frank discussion, reflecting the world as it is, not as we might want it to be. It is important not to be too patronising and present options. Freedom to choose and discuss the sort of relationships we want is a human right through respecting other’s views, needs and wants.

  • Possibly our only actual achievement in Wales in a number of years.

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