FOI Request - Sexual Education in Schools
I would like to request answers to the following questions that relate to sex education in schools.
Answers should be relevant for the academic year 2014/15.
1. Please provide details of any/all policies and/or material made available to a) primary schools and b) secondary schools on the following:
i) sexually transmitted infections (where possible, please outline specific STDs or conditions that are discussed i.e HIV, herpes, etc)
ii) teenage pregnancy and birth control/contraception
iii) sexual intercourse/behaviour
iv) LGBTI culture
v) relationships and/or abuse
2. Please provide details of any policies in place, or discussions that have taken/will be take place, regarding the availability of contraceptives in schools (either primary or secondary)
All schools, primary and secondary, follow the guidance contained in the document - "Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education Guidelines" which was approved by Children and Young People's Services Committee in August 2013. A copy of the document can be found here.
The content of sex education programmes is a matter for individual schools and the information is not held centrally.