Sex and relationships education to be made compulsory from the age of four

i News is reporting that ministers are expected to announce that sex and relationships education will be made compulsory in all schools.

The move will mean every child from the age of four upwards will be given age appropriate education on sex and be taught about healthy relationships.

The decision follows mounting pressure from politicians from all sides of Parliament, calling for compulsory and more relevant sex education in schools.

Education secretary Justine Greening has previously acknowledged the need for sex education guidance to be revisited, particularly given it was drawn up back in 2000 and before the advent of internet enabled smartphones.

It is understood the new sex and relationships education will be drawn up with a greater emphasis on online behaviour, such as sexting.

Sex education up to now has primarily been taught from purely from a biological point of view, and is not compulsory in academies and free schools, which are not obliged to follow the national curriculum.

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