Parents should have the right to choose in the mandatory relationship and sexuality education (RSE) participation case

Welsh Conservatives back parent's right to choose in RSE participation case

The High Court bid wherein a group of parents wanted to withdraw their children from the mandatory relationship and sexuality education (RSE) lessons from the start of the new term or stop the rollout of RSE altogether in Wales, has been unsuccessful.

Commenting on the news, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Minister, Laura Anne Jones MS said:

“The Welsh Conservatives stand firmly behind parents and their right to choose to withdraw their children from RSE lessons and to decide when certain topics are age appropriate for them.

“We understand the plight of the parents in seeking to do this via the courts, but understand and respect the judge’s decision today. However, this is a discussion that needs to be had and the concerns of parents need to be heard.

“Sadly, the Labour Government seem intent on ignoring the will of many parents across Wales. Fundamentally, the decision should be in their hands, not the state’s.”

A judicial review already granted to the parents who have been pursuing this legal bid, is scheduled for November.

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