Human rights education, trainings and awareness raising – UK Government assessment

Progress assessment

No progress

There have been no legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections in relation to this issue, and very limited evidence of progress in the enjoyment of these rights

While the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE) may create further opportunities for schools to teach children about human rights, the RSE curriculum does not require specific teaching on human rights. Teachers lack knowledge about human rights, and most children in England are still unable to access a rights-based education. In addition, the UK Government has failed to adequately raise awareness of human rights or provide training for public officials.

Read more about the UK Government’s actions on human rights education, trainings and awareness raising.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 12/07/2021