The Telegraph 21 Mar 2013
Parents want sex education to be taught in its “moral context” with an emphasis on marriage and the importance of the legal age of consent, a Government report has found.
More than half of respondents to an official consultation said it was essential that sex and relationship classes promote self-respect and ensure children “value their own bodies”.
The report – published by the Department for Education – said that many people believed that “teaching about abstinence before marriage should be taught alongside contraception”.
It came as the DfE outlined a new system in which schools would be tasked with drawing up their own curriculum covering personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) – the non-compulsory subject used to deliver sex education lessons.