Parents will not be able to prevent their children from learning about religion, relationships and sexuality in the new Curriculum.
Education Minister Kirsty Williams made the announcement today emphasising the need for ‘careful and sensitive implementation’ and confirms decision on religion, relationships and sexuality education
She said Wales will ensure ‘all young people’ understand equal rights and ‘they receive information to help keep them safe while providing them with learning that supports their understanding of their rights and the rights of others.’
Kirsty Williams, a Liberal Democrat, said: “Our responsibility as a government is to ensure that young people, through public education, have access to learning that supports them to discuss and understand their rights and the rights of others.
The Welsh government minister added: “I recognise this is a sensitive matter and the consultation responses reflected a wide range of views
“It is essential that all young people are provided with access to information that keeps them safe from harm. Today’s decision ensures that all pupils will learn about issues such as online safety and healthy relationships.”
The announcement was made following an eight-week Welsh Government consultation on ensuring access to the full curriculum, including the teaching of Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) and Religious Education (RE).
You can see the full announcement here: