Poll finds majority of schoolchildren want sex education

Three-quarters of children between the ages of 11 and 15 believe they would be safer if they had age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) in school, according to a survey by a leading children’s charity.

Seven in 10 of the children who took part in the poll, which was commissioned by Barnardo’s and carried out by YouGov, said the government should ensure that all pupils have SRE lessons, and 14% said they had not received any SRE lessons in school at all.

It is thought to be the first time children have been polled on whether they think sex and relationships education (SRE) should be made compulsory.

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