Education- Our say, our way!
Our Investigation into RSE
Public Child Protection Wales is leading the fight to remove RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) from the mandatory element of the Curriculum Bill 2020. We are not fighting to remove sexual safeguarding or biology; we are simply fighting to remove RSE from the mandatory element, mandatory means no parental opt out, this Bill mandates RSE from age three.
Educators across the country are excited for the new Curriculum set to be in place by September 2022, but all is not as it seems. The original RSE Draft February (2019) gave a hint of no parental opt out; Welsh Government carried out two online polls about this opt out, the Welsh people in overwhelming numbers rejected the idea of no parental opt out, January 2020 Welsh Government announced no parental opt out via mainstream media.
Members of PCP Wales have studied the global rollout of controversial Sex Education since 2013, they have observed the horrors from afar, so on hearing the news of the no opt out investigations were underway. Page 4 of the RSE Draft (2019) refers to UNESCO, which is the global roll out, The Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) agenda 2030. Before you get carried away with the rights-based approach of UNESCO look at the investigation.
The history of this sex education goes back decades but we will focus on 2010 onwards, the reason for this is because our Government documentation; "The Future of Sex and Relationships Education Curriculum in Wales (2017)" and the "Drafts Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Guidance (2019)" makes reference to what we will refer to as the "Godfather" of the UK’s new sex education programme, it was the document which sealed the deal therefore, its only right you get to see what it is our Government support. Denial of support for, or knowledge of this education means one of two things; complicit or negligent, we struggle to see any other explanation, either way it is a step too far.
Here we have the WHO (World Health Organisation) Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe: A framework for policy makers, educational and health authority specialists (2010), or as we call it “The Godfather” of our sex education. This document claims to provide:
“A holistic approach based on an understanding of sexuality as an area of human potential helps children and young people to develop essential skills to enable them to self-determine their sexuality and their relationships at the various developmental stages” (pg 5).
The document goes on to contradict this by believing sex education should “begin at birth” (pg 27). What is more disturbing is the Matrix from page 38, please read this slowly; pay close attention to the titles and subtitles, information fed into a child, skills the child will acquire & attitude the child will develop from that information & skills.
Age 0-4 “enjoyment and pleasure when touching one’s own body, early childhood masturbation”, Childhood masturbation does exist but these families need support, children do not need encouragement nor should this be normalise, it is sometimes a sign of abuse. As part of safeguarding a child is expected to “differentiate between “good” and “bad” secrets”; firstly, a child cannot differentiate between a good or bad secret, they simply know what adults tell them, never should you ever ask a child to keep a secret. (pg 38-39)
One of the attitudes 0-4-year olds will have is “the feeling that they can make their own decisions” (pgs. 38-39) children under four years of age?
It gets worse the older they get, age 6-9 “sexual intercourse” (pg 42).
We are told it is evidence based but much of it reference back to themselves and some not English, making it difficult for the average educator to question or trace back (that is if they question at all. Something we have discovered along this journey is most educators fail to question). Living under a devolved Government who is supposed to act in the best interest of Wales, one struggles to see how any global policy could be applicable.
This document is the Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia (2017). From page 174 is the study carried out in England, it states it applies to the whole of the UK and refers to the UK agreeing after much pressure from lobbyist groups. This document alone tells you what teachers think about teaching sex education before they have been introduced to what is about to come. The WHO Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe (2010) was the framework in play at the time this research and talks took place.
Moving forward to 2018 we have the revised version, UNESCO (2018) (please see statement 1.3 in this document, it explains it is a revised version). This document also tells you it is part of the 2030 global agenda.appropriate. Biology and Safeguarding can be generalised, but sex cannot.
Here we have a rights-based approach starting from age 5 instead of birth, it sounds lovely but pleasure, consent, bodily rights & sexual rights for a child is a huge no from us. Sexual rights? from birth? you heard such nonsense? Now might be a good time to check out your child’s sexual rights. It speaks a lot of age appropriate and developmental sex education; this is an echo of the WHO (2010). According to mencap.org (2018), 4.6% of children in mainstream schools in Wales have Special Educational Needs (SEN), less than 10% attend special schools, with many more waiting diagnoses, some often go without diagnosis. This dissolves the argument for age appropriate. Biology and Safeguarding can be generalised, but sex cannot.
This document tells you it is evidence based. It is based on 87 studies with a third of those from third world countries, over 40 studies were carried out in the states, and a wealth of it is drawn from aids and HIV research. We live in a devolved country where we have policies based on our needs. The importance of tailoring our children’s services is a grounding principle of our youth justice system. The Criminal Justice System is governed by the Westminster Government yet the services which are the functions of the system are devolved, we recognise the need for local solutions to local problems there but all that work seems to dissolve when put next to the idea of a global sex education system whereby the research is wholly irrelevant. That expels the claim of “evidence based”. It is evidenced for those people, but it is not evidenced for us in Wales.
JUST REMEMBER THE IDIOLOGY BEHIND THIS EDUCATION, THEY BELIEVE IT SHOULD BEGIN FROM BIRTH. ITS MANDATED AGAINST PARENTS WISHES FROM AGE THREE!!!
What's been going on around the UK?
A year later we discover 242 schools in England had began to pilot a scheme which included self-stimulation for children as young as four. On further investigation we found it was part of the “All About Me” package from the United Nations (UN). There are many articles online, from Surrey to Warwickshire, there was uproar from the parents and that piece was removed overnight. This is a clear demonstration of how these resources and policies can switch, change, or take a long time to fight. While we waste time on current contents, they are passing legislation to mandate from age three. Do you trust these policies and resources will remain appropriate the entire time that legislation is in force? The last time education act was changed was 20 years ago. We were operating under the WHO (2010) framework just two years ago, the same document the UK Government signed us up to after much pressure from lobbyist groups. In short, do NOT TRUST A POLICY CHANGE, we must fight the legislation which mandates this over parental rights, preventing the parent carer from acting in the child’s best interest and be the judge as to what is age appropriate. It is time the adults shouldered the responsibility of sex education in the form of appropriate safeguarding.
Scotland seems to be well underway with its sex education, they are not afraid to hide it either, published online for all to see. It is supposed to be healthy but John Swinney; dept first Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education has no problem with advertising threesomes for girls, facial ejaculation, bondage, porn and prostitution. The images used had to be pixelated for the evening news, but it is fine for the classroom. The only person seemingly vocal on this issue is Richard Lucas, leader of the Scottish family party. Richard has challenged them over and over, but they refuse to back down, there was an incident where they forbid him to speak about its contents in a room full of adults but again its deemed appropriate for children.
Before a campaign could begin we needed to be sure Welsh Government Ministers knew what we were getting involved with, the first step was to contact the Education Minister and ask what her skills and qualifications are and if she has properly scrutinised what is being proposed (the global adoption of sex education UNESCO).
What Do They Have to Say?
Education Minister Reassurance
July 21, 2020