FOI Request - Sexual Education in Schools

Request 101000275084

I would like to request answers to the following questions that relate to sex education in schools.

Answers should be relevant for the academic year 2014/15.

1. Please provide details of any/all policies and/or material made available to a) primary schools and b) secondary schools on the following:

i) sexually transmitted infections (where possible, please outline specific STDs or conditions that are discussed i.e HIV, herpes, etc)

ii) teenage pregnancy and birth control/contraception

iii) sexual intercourse/behaviour

iv) LGBTI culture

v) relationships and/or abuse

2. Please provide details of any policies in place, or discussions that have taken/will be take place, regarding the availability of contraceptives in schools (either primary or secondary)

Response 18-08-2014

All schools, primary and secondary, follow the guidance contained in the document - "Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education Guidelines" which was approved by Children and Young People's Services Committee in August 2013.  A copy of the document can be found here.

The content of sex education programmes is a matter for individual schools and the information is not held centrally.

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