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Relationships and sex education: handling complaints from parents
You may continue to receive complaints from some parents about changes to your school's RSE curriculum after you've consulted on it. Learn when it's your job to step in and how to handle the most common complaints confidently.
- How the governing board gets involved
- The complaints process
- 1. Reassure parents that their views were respected during the consultation period
- 2. Explain that parts of the RSE curriculum are mandatory
- 3. Explain parents' rights to withdraw their child from parts of the RSE curriculum
- 4. Handle faith-based or cultural objections sensitively but firmly
- 5. Direct parents to resources from the DfE
- 6. Assure parents that you'll maintain oversight
- Recognise when to end the conversation
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