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Give young people their right

Ask your local MP to back the bill to make sex and relationships education mandatory in UK schools

Why you need to back mandatory SRE:

Sexual offenceson school premises have doubled in recent years to an average of 10 each school day

Five different Select Committees of MPs have recommended it for young people

70% of childrenaged 11-15 in England think the government should make sure all children have school lessons on sex and relationships

Ambrin is calling for mandatory sex and relationships education

It allows you to be in control

"I think learning about sex and relationship education is really important as it allows you to be in control and stop people taking advantage of you." - Ambrin, 15, practising Muslim 

From Muslim to Christian beliefs, from girls to boys, and from diverse sexual orientations – these young people all have one thing in common. They’re calling for mandatory sex and relationships education. 

What the UK public says about SRE:

85% of the publicagreed SRE should be made mandatory

Only 1/4 of adultsthink their sex education was informative

1/3 of adults said they received no relationships education at all

Who’s supporting the campaign

“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.”

Maria Miller MP, Conservative party, Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee

“The demand for compulsory PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is growing by the week. Not only do employers support it, but MPs from across the House of Commons do too. There is no more excuse for hesitation – the Government should back this bill today.”

Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party  

“It’s really important that the next generation of young people get the life skills they need to have healthy sex and relationships, by ensuring their sex education includes consent, LGBT relationships, STIs and HIV, not just reproduction and body parts”

Jess Phillips MP, Labour Party
 

Stand with young people

Tell your MP that mandatory sex and relationships education is important to you