MPs want SRE taught in all schools – but will it happen?
Four key Commons committees are asking the education secretary to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) which covers sex education compulsory in schools. As a committed member of the Sex Education Forum, Deafax has worked with them in campaigning for statutory status for SRE and investment in training. Currently PSHE education is not part of the statutory national curriculum, which means there is no national programme of study for the subject. Schools are also req
What's happening to me in Scotland?
We have just completed our ‘What's Happening to Me? Project, which was delivered entirely in Scotland. It was supported with grants from The Robertson Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation and Miss Agnes H Hunter’s Trust. Our lead Trainer, Rubbena, took on four separate ‘roadshows’ throughout Scotland delivering face-to-face workshops to 71 young deaf people/adults (including parents) as well as attending the British Association for Teachers of the Deaf Conference in Edinburgh, mixi
Prevent 2B Safe
It is all over the news and being mentioned by politicians, CEOP and other safe-guarding agencies but what is the prevention agenda and how can we meet it? One of the key points is that terrorist groups tend to target people who are on the edge, marginalised and vulnerable providing them with the opportunity to become included and powerful. We know that exploring ideas, developing a sense of identity and forming opinions are a normal part of growing up, yet it is critical to