Relationships and sex education (RSE): consultation toolkit

If you're updating your RSE curriculum or policy and need to carry out consultations with parents, pupils or staff, use our tips and resources to help you get it done.

Last reviewed on 26 September 2023
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  1. You must consult on changes to your relationships and sex education (RSE) policy
  2. How to consult with parents/carers
  3. How to consult with staff
  4. How to consult with pupils
  5. How to consult on your RSE policy

We worked with Bill Bolloten and Malcolm Groves, 2 of our associate education experts, to develop this toolkit.

You must consult on changes to your relationships and sex education (RSE) policy

You must consult parents/carers. This is explained on page 11 of the DfE's guidance on RSE.

Read more about this in our article on RSHE requirements.

The guidance also recommends you consult with stakeholders as you develop your RSE curriculum

This includes pupils, parents/carers and staff.

You're not required to do this, but RSE can be an emotive issue. There are certain topics where there may be differences of opinion about what's appropriate to teach. You'll save yourself trouble down the line by getting feedback early.

If you're confident in your RSE curriculum, skip to the end of this article for advice on reviewing your policy.

How to

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