Shhh...No Talking Report
Terrence Higgins Trust’s Shhh… No Talking report, published in July 2016, detailed the experiences of RSE lessons from over 900 young people aged 16-25 across Britain. The report highlighted the inadequate or non-existent provision in many schools.
The report’s main findings included:
99% of young people surveyed thought RSE should be mandatory in all schools.
97% thought it should be LGBT-inclusive.
One in seven respondents had not received any RSE at all.
Over half (61%) received RSE just once a year or less.
Half of young people rated the RSE they received in school as either ‘poor’ or ‘terrible’.
Just 2% rated it as ‘excellent’ and only 10% rated it as ‘good’.
95% were not taught about LGBT relationships.