We've updated our Family life KS4 lesson pack

May 10, 2022 9:39:29 AM

The law on marriage has changed. 

Our popular KS4 Family life lesson pack has just been updated to reflect the new law on marriage. Download the updated version and read on below to find out more about how the law has changed. 

The legal age of marriage and civil partnerships has been raised to 18 in England and Wales.

Previously, people could get married at 16 or 17 as long as they had parental consent.

The new law also applies to cultural or religious marriages that are not registered with the local council.

Under the new rules, children will not face penalties but adults who facilitate their marriage could face up to seven years in jail and a fine.

This would include adults who took children abroad to carry out the marriage.

Read more on the BBC news website.

About our Family Life lesson pack:

Whatโ€™s included?

  • 3 x PDF lesson plans
  • Classroom-ready PowerPoint versions
  • Accompanying teacher guidance
Help your students to:
  • Recognise different types of relationships and their legal status
  • Understand the unacceptability of forced marriage and how to seek help if they are concerned
  • Analyse different attitudes towards marriage and civil partnerships
  • Identify the different roles, responsibilities and challenges of being a parent
Schools must now teach about types of relationships, marriage and parenting as part of statutory RSHE requirements. And these materials will support you to do so with confidence.
Download the updated version