ESS comments on latest Scottish Government guidance on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood education

I was concerned to hear that faith schools have been granted an effective veto regarding new government guidelines on Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) education.

Some religious groups have strong prescriptive doctrine on relationships and sexual behaviour but young people need to learn about the world as it is and not as the religious ethos of their school would like it to be.

The notion that teenagers will desist from sexual exploration simply because they have no information on how to do it safely and respectfully is naïve, cruel and a dangerous precedent for religious exemption from the law.

Letter in the Herald 15 December 2014 from Neil Barber, ESS Press and Communications Officer.

 

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