This petition was closed on 29th October 2020 with 27,099 signatures.
In light of the current closure of schools under measures taken to tackle and reduce the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the consultation required under law between schools and parents for the drawing up of policy for Relationships Education, and Relationships and Sex Education – that becomes compulsory by law from September this year – has been unable to take place.
The new Regulations have already provoked widespread controversy, with many parents expressing concern over the damaging and highly explicit sexual material children will be taught from age 3. In particular, many parents have objected to the normalisation of same sex relationships and gender fluidity and their promotion to their children, at an age when it is proven they lack the emotional and intellectual maturity to process such concepts. Parents say this is not education, but the deliberate promotion of an ideological and political agenda by LGBT campaigners and activists and, as such, is indoctrination.
It is vital that the implementation of these Regulations be postponed until such time as life has returned to normal, in order to allow time for proper consultation and review, and so that they are not allowed to slip through unchallenged.