Former Tory cabinet minister Secretary Maria Miller has launched a new campaign the aim of which is to teach sexual education in every school. Mrs. Miller pressed Education Secretary Justine Greening to make good on her promise to pursue SRE reform, requesting Ms Greening to “make age appropriate Sex and Relationship Education statutory” in every school across the UK.
“Children are clear they want SRE to be compulsory and are calling for the Government to help make that happen. Cyberbullying, online abuse and sexual harassment in schools are all part of teenage life in Britain today. Children are asking Government to put compulsory SRE in place to help them cope better and to feel safer. Leading charities such as Barnardo’s, National Children’s Bureau, Plan International UK, Terrence Higgins Trust and The Children’s Society are all supporting this important call for action to make SRE compulsory for all school age children,” she stated.