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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13418: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the compulsory teaching of LGBT issues in schools to help tackle bullying.

Answered by: John Swinney 20 December 2017

We published guidance on relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education in 2014 and the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group are currently looking at what else can be done to improve the delivery of LGBTI inclusive RSHP education. Scotland does not have a statutory curriculum, learning is tailored to meet the needs of individual children and young people.

The Scottish Government published Respect for All: The National Approach to Anti-bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People on 15 November 2017 which provides guidance to schools on tackling prejudice-based bullying.