Basingstoke’s local MP Maria Miller is supporting the first national RSE Day on 27th June 2019, encouraging schools and the wider community to get involved and consider their role in promoting healthy relationships and importance of sexual health - whether as a parent/carer, an educator, a faith leader, a councillor, a health practitioner, a friend or family member.
The day, coordinated by the Sex Education Forum and Nottingham City Council, celebrates the excellent build on the success of the first local RSE day in 2018, the Sex Education Forum is working in partnership with Nottingham City Council to increase the profile of the day across the country.
Maria said “I very much welcome RSE Day to highlight the importance of good quality relationship and sex education to make sure that all children receive the right information at the right time to enable them to make right choices and thrive in modern Britain."
Lucy Emmerson, Director of the Sex Education Forum, said: “Research shows that excellent RSE supports the wellbeing of children and young people and is most effective when it happens in school and at home. Today is an opportunity for everyone to send a clear message of support to the teachers, school staff, families and communities leading the way in making RSE lessons safe, enjoyable and relevant for children and young people”.
Cllr Neghat Khan, Portfolio Holder for Education at Nottingham City Council, said: “We’re proud that RSEDay was developed and pioneered in Nottingham and is now being celebrated across the country. RSE Day celebrates positive work around inclusive relationships and sex education in schools and the community. It is a day for everyone to think about their role in promoting healthy relationships and positive sexual health.”