Policy paper

Relationships education, RSE and PSHE

DfE statement on relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE), and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

Applies to England



A policy statement to explain the government amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill to introduce statutory:

  • relationships education in primary schools
  • relationships and sex education in secondary schools
  • PSHE in all schools

Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.

Published 1 March 2017