Refuge urges the House of Lords to vote for better sex and relationships education

Call on Lords to say yes to teaching healthy relationships in schools

Tomorrow, 28th January 2014, the House of Lords will debate an amendment to the Children and Families Bill which would make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) compulsory at all Key Stages in all state-funded schools. SRE provides a platform to teach children and young people about domestic violence, sexual consent, and healthy relationships.

Research by Refuge has found that 81% of young women received no information about domestic violence when they were at school, but two thirds said they would have liked to have had lessons about domestic violence.

Click here to read a briefing by EVAW on the amendment that’s going before the House of Lords tomorrow.

Tweet the hashtag #Jan28 and call on the House of Lords to vote for better sex and relationships education.