Girlguiding responds to the Local Government Association's report on SRE

15 February 2017

Girlguiding's Advocates welcome Local Government Association's call for compulsory sex and relationships education

We welcome the Local Government Association’s call for sex and relationships education (SRE) to be taught in all state secondary schools.
There’s an urgent need for high quality, age appropriate SRE  in all schools and research from our Girls’ Attitudes Survey shows three quarters of girls (74%) aged 11 to 21 want to see this happen.
We want all young people to be learning about the difficult issues they face, including sexual consent, tackling violence against women and girls, online abuse, gender equality and LGBTQ and healthy relationships. This would equip us all with the know-how we need to stay safe and enjoy respectful relationships as young people and into the future.

The Advocate Panel consists of 18 Girlguiding members aged 14 to 25 from across the UK. They meet throughout the year to talk about issues that are important to them, such as body confidence, representation of girls and women in the media, access to better sex and relationships education and role models for girls.