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We launch our new education guides for non-religious young people, parents, and carers

July 17, 2023

We are delighted to launch our updated education guides for non-religious young people, parents, and carers. The guides, which you can access via our education resources page or using the buttons below, provide comprehensive information on when and how religion will play a role in you or your child’s education. We cover the role of religious education and observance in both non-denominational and denominational schools, and we offer facts and advice on opting out, including template letters.

Launching the guide, our CEO Fraser Sutherland said: “Religious intolerance is on the rise across much of the world, and in many countries it’s having an effect on our children’s education. So, it’s more important than ever that young people, parents, and carers know their rights when it comes to religious education and observance in schools. What is the difference between RME and RO? Which bits are obligatory? These guides are are a one-stop shop for all the information and advice you might need.”

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