Our Put Cancer on the Curriculum campaign is underpinned by new research, which reveals two thirds of UK parents think children should be educated on cancer, and that nearly a third of parents feel uncomfortable talking about cancer with their own children. We’ve also discovered that over half of parents believe a cancer education awareness programme should include gynaecological awareness.
That’s why we want YOU to join us on calling for the Government to amend the draft guidance for Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum in schools. Our campaign calls for a cancer education programme, to address taboos and teach girls and boys enhanced body knowledge. We also want all school children to learn about the benefits and purpose of the HPV vaccination programme, alongside the cervical cancer screening programme.