Connect asks: Where are parents in the recently-published Review of Personal and Social Education?

25th February 2019

Connect has written to John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills, about the failure to recognise the key role of parents/carers and families in issues and topics relating to children and young people's health and wellbeing in the recently-published Review of Personal and Social Education (preparing Scotland's children and young people for learning, work and life).

Connect believes (and Scottish Government parental engagement policy states) that children thrive and do best when parents and schools work together to support young people. We are asking John Swinney how it is, in this Review, that parents/carers have been omitted entirely. The Review establishes very important principles for social/personal education and health & wellbeing learning - but doesn't include any reference to parents or partnership working!

You can read the Review here and our letter to John Swinney MSP here.