Statutory powers and legislation that allows teaching of explicit and inappropriate sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education to under 16's per CfE

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Dear West Lothian Council,

Per FOISA please provide me with information contained in your records as follows:

Please provide statutory powers and legislation that gives all local authority education and Schools per Curriculum for Excellence, the legal authority to teach explicit and inappropriate sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education to the extent that teachers are producing sex toys in class to children age 16 and under, in schools?

Please advise at what age or equivalent nursery/Primary year/High School year that explicit and inappropriate sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education commenced in Scotland per CfE?

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There is no statutory powers and legislation that allows the teaching of explicit and inappropriate sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education to under 16s per CFE.

West Lothian Council

14/02/2023

Dear [name removed]

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Reference no. 101007528104

I refer to your request for information dated 23rd January 2023

Your request and our response is as follows:

Please provide statutory powers and legislation that gives all local authority education and Schools per Curriculum for Excellence, the legal authority to teach explicit and inappropriate sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education to the extent that teachers are producing sex toys in class to children age 16 and under, in schools?

RESPONSE:

“Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood education in West Lothian schools is taught in line with Curriculum for Excellence and related guidance provided by Education Scotland. Further information can be found at: A summary of Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) resources | Learning resources | National Improvement Hub (education.gov.scot)”

Please advise at what age or equivalent nursery/Primary year/High School year that explicit and inappropriate sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education commenced in Scotland per CfE?

RESPONSE:

“Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood education, as with all parts of the Curriculum for Excellence, is taught from ages 3 to 18. Links to further detail about Health and Wellbeing outcomes and experiences at each level can be found here: Health and wellbeing: Experiences and outcomes (education.gov.scot)”

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I refer to your request for information dated 25/02/2023

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Please supply me with the total amount of any payment being made per
financial year to LGBT Youth Scotland;

West Lothian Council is legally obliged to hold the current financial year
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2016/17 £450.00
2017/18 £0.00
2018/19 £1250.00
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2022/23 £868.50

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Services provided by LGBT Youth Scotland if there have been?

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Deans Community High School

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