We strive to nurture safe and healthy lives where children have awareness, responsibility and literacy to recognise, understand and respect the diversity of life as they grow and change to live a life of loving all our neighbours. We encourage children to reflect and have the information they need to make informed, educated decisions. We want to empower our children to have a voice, pursue what they want in life and seek the help and support that they need now and throughout their lives.
Children and young people today are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their lives in a positive way.
Mr Damin Hinds (The Secretary of State for Education) 19 July 2018
"...it is becoming increasingly clear that what might have held in previous eras is no longer the most effective way of keeping our children safe and preparing them for life in the world in which they live.
In an age when even primary school children are becoming exposed to online pornography-often by accident-and when practices such as "sexting" are becoming commonplace at a younger and younger age, we cannot simply advocate an approach like the three monkeys covering their eyes, ears and mouths, vowing to see, hear or speak no evil.
...if we want children to build resilience it is important to start young, teaching them about strong and healthy relationships."
The Rt Revd Stephen Conway-Bishop of Ely 01 March 2017
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