ADVERTISING
 
Friday, December 14   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Media
Do the media in your country usually portray evangelical Christians accurately?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Research
 

British parents want to be involved in relationships education decisions

Eight in ten say parents should have access to the content of Relationships and Sex Education classes before it is taught in schools. “The role of the state should be limited”, the EAUK says.

SOURCES EAUK AUTHOR Evangelical Focus LONDON 01 FEBRUARY 2018 11:49 h GMT+1
Photo: Celia Ortega (Unsplash, CC).

The new subjects of Relationships Education at primary shoolcs and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at secondary schools are mandatory in the UK since last year.



That is why the British government has launched a public survey to know how they can “improve these subjects and make sure pupils are being taught the knowledge they need to thrive in the modern world”.



The consultation of the Department of Education is open until February 12.



 



EAUK SURVEY: THE ROLE OF PARENTS



The Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom has also presented another survey, conducted by ComRes, about how RSE should look like, and what the role of the parents should be.



“In your view, who is the most appropriate person/people to decide when primary school children should learn learn about issues of sexual orientation and sexual relationships?”, the polling asked participants



Two thirds (65%) of adults said that parents are the most appropriate people to decide. A similar proportion (66%) pointed out politicians are the least appropriate group to make that decision.



 



‘PARENTS SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS TAUGHTED IN ADVANCE’



The survey also shows that 78% of adults in Britain back parents having access to the content of RSE education classes before it is taught in schools.



Responding to the statement ‘Schools should be required to notify parents ahead of time if any external charity or organisation is going to be involved in teaching this relationships education’, 80% either strongly agreed or tended to agree with the statement.



When asked how important it is for RSE for primary school students to cover the following topics, 86% considered it fairly or very important to cover family relationships; 89% friendships; 93% staying safe online; and 94% unsafe contact from strangers (both on and offline).



In addition, 71% thought RSE should respect the diverse religious and cultural backgrounds of children and families.



 



DAVID LANDRUM: “THE ROLE OF THE STATE SHOULD BE LIMITED”



Commenting on the findings, David Landrum, director of advocacy at the EAUK said: “Parents know their children best, and when it comes to teaching about relationships, they are clearly the right people to make the ‘what and when’ decisions about such issues.



“The government should listen to these results and not try and ride roughshod over the will of parents. When it comes to teaching sensitive issues around sex and relationships, it’s clear that the role of the state and politics should be limited”, he pointed out.



According to Landrum, “teaching children to build strong relationships with family and friends is important for society and we would encourage the government to make this the heart of relationships education”.



Local schools should work closely with parents to make this the cornerstone of this initiative”, he concluded.



You can see the full survey here.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - British parents want to be involved in relationships education decisions
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
VIDEO Video
 
What are the benefits of the whole family being on mission? What are the benefits of the whole family being on mission?

“We’re not taking energy from my ministry when we care for our family in missional kind of ways”, says President of Josiah Venture Dave Patty.

 
“We need prayers for Bulgaria” “We need prayers for Bulgaria”

An interview with Pastor Vlady Raichinov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance.

 
The Manzanas case The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.