Monday, 7 September 2009
The parents of children in Thurrock's schools are being asked to comment on the quality of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in the borough.
A special panel - composed of three councillors and a co-opted member of public - is carrying out a review of SRE in Thurrock to see if it is linked to the levels of teenage pregnancy.
Members have talked with young people themselves but want to hear parents' views too.
Cllr Danny Nicklen, chair of the panel, said: "We have been working hard to talk with residents to ensure we are doing everything possible to ensure young people have access to the best information on sex and relationship education.
"As chair, I have spoken with some of the borough's young people who have given us an insight to SRE in their schools and some ideas about how it could be improved.
"But we want to hear as many views as possible. If you are a parent and have some comments or suggestions about sex and relationships education in your child's school please let us know."
The consultation documents are available online via Thurrock Council's website (www.thurrock.gov.uk), clicking on "Consultations" and then selecting Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) Review. The documents are also available in hard-copy by contacting the council's Democratic Services department on 01375 652082.
Cllr Nicklen added: "We want to hear from as many people as possible, but particularly parents. The views of residents are crucial to the review and we want to know your opinions, concerns and experiences."
The consultation is open until 30 September.