Libby Purves is joined by Jan Barlow, Chief Executive Officer, Brook Advisory Service, to discuss the current state of sex education in this country.
Running this month on 1Xtra - the BBC's digital station for fans of black music - is a sex education campaign called Between the Sheets.
The YWCA runs babysitting courses at several of its centres throughout the country. Sara Parker went along to one of the sessions at a course in Dagenham.
The Government has promised that from 2006/7 all adults will be entitled to free tuition to gain Level 2 qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs; but a recent Social Market Foundation report has called for savings to be made in public spending on university funding and training for low-skilled adults and for these savings to be redirected to boost early years education.
We are joined by Vidhya Alakeson, REsearch Fellow at the Social Market Foundation and author of the report "Too Much, Too Late", and Alastair Thomson , Senior Policy Officer at NIACE - The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education.