There will be a parliamentary briefing on Wednesday 26th February 5.30 – 6.30 pm in Committee Room 9. This briefing will be an unprecedented opportunity for MPs see some of the very concerning evidence that have been compiled regarding aspects of RSE and hear some very harrowing first-hand experiences from professionals, educators and parents.
Please encourage your MP to attend by either writing to her about the event or by going to see her, expressing your concerns and entreating her to hear first-hand the challenges our children will be facing. Please find below a letter from Sir Jeffrey Donaldson which you can forward to your MP.
There is very limited by space at this event but if you are successful in encouraging your MP to attend then do let THPA know whom you have invited and THPA can find out if she has replied in the affirmative.
Although we are aware that MPs’ time is very precious, knowing parents passion to give our children the very best we can provide in all aspects of their education, we have to do all we can to protect our children. None of us want to be in the position, in 10 or 15 years’ time, for the next generation to turn around to us and say,
“Where were you?”
“Why didn’t you stand up and do something?”
You can forward the letter below from Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP to your local MP:
LORDS AND COMMONS
FAMILY AND CHILD PROTECTION GROUP
CHAIRMAN: The Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP
House of Commons
Convenor: Revd Lynda Rose
Dear Respected Colleague,
Relationship and Sex Education
Parliamentary Briefing, Committee Room 9, February 26th 2020: 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm.
On behalf of the Education Working Party of the Lords & Commons Family and Child Protection Group (LCFCPG), I invite you to a Parliamentary Briefing concerning the way some schools are teaching and preparing to teach Relationships and Sex Education, which becomes mandatory for schools from September 2020.
Whilst the LCFCPG is encouraged that RSE is a necessity for this generation, in some cases RSE is being taken over by ideologues and special interest groups who wish to promote their own agendas which in a number of cases are leading to serious child protection and safeguarding issues. We wish to alert Parliamentarians to the dangers involved and the potential increase in emotional, psychological and physical harms that are already arising due to the way RSE is being handled in some schools. We will be providing you with an information pack nearer the time.
The meeting will be addressed by an expert panel, including teachers and parents with direct experience.
With best wishes,
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP