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Survey finds significant gaps in sex education in England

Survey finds significant gaps in sex education in England

A poll of one thousand 16 and 17 year-olds in England, published by the Sex Education Forum and the National Education Union, shows that 52 per cent of pupils thought more time should be spent on Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and 34 per cent wanted the subject to be treated more seriously.

The majority of young people surveyed were positive about the quality of their RSE, as a whole, at school. 45 per cent rated the quality of their RSE as ‘good’ or ‘very good’. A further 39 per cent said the RSE received as ‘OK’. 89 per cent of respondents described those who taught relationships and sex education at their school as confident.

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