Rape Crisis South London delighted that Relationship and Sex Education will be made compulsory (1.03.2017)
Rape Crisis South London are delighted at Justine Greening’s announcement that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) will be made compulsory in schools. It has taken many years of dedicated campaigning to reach this point and we are determined that the opportunity be seized to ensure the highest standard of curriculum is delivered to young people and, that teachers are supported through specialist training and professional development. From our prevention work with young people and teachers in schools, we know that quality education on the topics of gender, consent and respectful relationships is essential to effectively tackle the harassment and sexual violence which we hear all too often are becoming routine experiences for many girls and young women both inside and out of school as well as online. As an organisation we are dedicated to eradicating violence against women and girls and look forward to using our specialist frontline experience to work alongside the government in shaping the RSE curriculum and supporting future generations to develop equal, respectful and safe relationships, free from violence and abuse.