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Schools are blocking parents from seeing sex education materials after the Government failed to fulfil a pledge to make the curriculum more transparent, campaigners have warned.

Some companies providing sex education materials in schools have obstructed parents from viewing materials, citing commercial confidentiality and copyright laws.

Conservative MPs and peers have urged the Department for Education to intervene, warning that relationship and sex education in schools is a “wild west”, with evidence that children are being exposed to “adult sexuality and adult ideology” that is “doing them harm”.

Baroness Barran, an education minister, told peers in the House of Lords last July that the Department for Education would write to schools in the autumn term “to set out a clear expectation that schools respond positively to any reasonable requests from parents to view curriculum materials.”

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