Sex Education

Sex Education

Education
There's a little more to it than that... Young People receive a wide variety of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). Where it's good, it is inclusive and informative; but when it's bad, it can be ideological and unsafe. Most involves a spattering information of information about STIs and how to put a condom on a banana... But there's a little bit more to it than that. We believe all young people should have the opportunity to learn about sex and relationships in a safe, non-judgemental setting. We want a Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) fit for the 21st Century. This should: Teach issues around porn and sexting Include LGBT+ relationships and gender identity Talk about body image and pleasure Teach about consent, refusal and harassment
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Lib Dem pressure forces Tory free school meal U-Turn

Lib Dem pressure forces Tory free school meal U-Turn

Education
Theresa May is reported to have dropped plans to scrap free school lunches for infant pupils from tomorrow's Queen's Speech. It comes after the Liberal Democrats strongly criticised the Conservatives during the election campaign over their manifesto plans which would have deprived 1.7 million children of free school lunches, including 700,000 living in poverty. Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Layla Moran said:   "I'm glad Theresa May has bowed to pressure from schools and parents to keep free school lunches. I am proud that the Lib Dems introduced this when we were part of the government. "We have seen it both help families who are just getting by as well as raise attainment. "I hope Theresa May will now rein back on her plans to extend grammars and reduce schools funding." Cllr David…
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Lib Dems will invest £7bn in schools to protect funding per pupil

Lib Dems will invest £7bn in schools to protect funding per pupil

Education
The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest nearly £7bn more in schools and colleges over the next parliament. The funding would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from the National Funding Formula. Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Secretary Sarah Olney said: "Children are being taught in overcrowded classes by overworked teachers - but Theresa May doesn't care. "While funding per pupil is set to see the biggest cuts in a generation, billions of pounds are being spent on divisive plans to expand grammars and free schools. "This extra £7 billion of funding would ensure no school and no child loses out. "We will reverse crippling Conservative cuts to school budgets and invest to ensure every…
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Derbyshire County Council action weekends!

Derbyshire County Council action weekends!

Education, Health, News, Representation
If you are fed up of the Labour Run Derbyshire County Council not delivering on promises and continually letting local residents down, then join the Liberal Democrats on our campaign trail in the run up to the elections in May 2017. >We are the only party with a real plan for our NHS >We are the only party with a real plan for our economy >We are the only party with a real plan for our communities >We are the only party with a real plan for our businesses We have explicitly stated we will be opposing all fracking applications in North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District at all levels of government where we are elected. To donate funds towards our campaign click here. To give your feedback on the issues…
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Lib Dem presence at Raising Political Awareness event at Eckington School

Education, Representation
We are delighted to have been invited to Eckington School's Year 13 Raising Political Awareness event on Friday 31st March [time to be confirmed]. The school's aim is to hold a school version of BBC Question Time, allowing students the opportunity to raise issues that matter to them and receive feedback from a panel of party representatives. We fully support the school in this endeavour and our local party Chair, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Bolsover, Ross Shipman will be representing the Liberal Democrats at the event.
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