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An expert look at… parents’ right to opt out of sex education

There is some confusion over when schools will be able to overrule parents' opt-out of mandatory sex education

Every week, one of our reporters will take a look at one of their specialist topics and offer their unique insight. This week, Caroline Henshaw examines the new guidelines on compulsory relationships and sex education, and the issue of when schools will be able to overrule parents’ wishes


On Monday, the Department for Education released its long-awaited guidance on how schools should teach teenagers about sex.

News that pupils will now be taught about periods, female genital mutilation, safety online and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender relationships sparked a flurry of excited ...

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