November 7, 2009
[efoods]Parents will face fines if they remove 15-year-old children from sex education lessons as they become part of the national curriculum for the first time.
Lessons in relationships and sex will begin at five, with prescribed content for each age group.
Parents will still be able to withdraw children on moral and religious grounds, but this right – which currently extends until students are 19 – will be lost at 15.
Mothers and fathers risk being fined and prosecuted under anti-truancy laws.