Anna Feuchtwang, Chief Executive at the National Children's Bureau, said:
'We welcome the government's commitment to improve the quality of PSHE and sex and relationships education (SRE) in our schools but urge ministers to go further and make PSHE a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils.
'The Education Select Committee Inquiry, after hearing evidence from teachers, policy experts, faith groups, charities and local authorities, concluded that the argument in favour of statutory PSHE and SRE had been won. Ministers must follow suit, and guarantee all pupils their right to vital 'life lessons' to prepare them for adulthood.'
'In the months ahead we look forward to working with government, to ensure that the wide-reaching recommendations made by the Select Committee are implemented swiftly, so that legislation reflects the widespread support for PSHE amongst parents, pupils and professionals alike.'