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Health Education: Sex

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's reasons are for permitting the use of pornography in sex and relationship education classes as a teaching aid. (253106)

The Department does not advocate the use of pornographic material in schools. However, all schools are required to have an up-to-date sex and relationships education policy which, among other things, sets out how sex and relationships education will be provided and how it will be monitored and evaluated. The Department's ‘Sex and Relationships Guidance (2000)’ for schools outlines their responsibilities in this area.