As you may be aware there are some changes being proposed by the government in regards to Sex Relationship Education which will have a direct impact on our children.

This is a summary of what has been happening:

  1. In 2017 the Government passed The Children and Social Work Act 2017.
  2. The Act made Relationship Education (RE) a mandatory school subject in all primary schools for children between 5 and 11. This would be compulsory with no parental right of withdrawal and will apply to all schools: state and independent, faith and secular.
  3. The Act also made Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) a necessary subject in all secondary schools with a right of parental withdrawal for the sex education unit.
  4. This legislation applies to England only and will come into effect in Sept 2019.
  5. On 19 December 2017 the Government launched a consultation on what should be taught in these new compulsory subjects.


  • All concerned citizens, and especially parents, carers and those working professionally in schools are encouraged to take part in this consultation.
  • This consultation closes ‪at 11.45 pm on 12 February 2018
  • East London Mosque will be making a submission to the consultation. Please forward any comments to us to include in the submission.

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