A new resource for PSHE and RSE teachers working with young people with learning disabilities to empower them to talk positively about healthy relationships, sexuality and gender and online safety. The resource includes 3 activities to use in class - “You Me and Us”- exploring thoughts and feelings about people they have and want to have relationships with, “PANTS” which explores personal space and sexual body parts and “Changes and Choices” exploring the topic of online safety.Read More
A blog post by Dr Eleanor Draeger for the Sex Education Forum exploring how and when students should learn about periods, with reference to personal experience and latest research.Read More
The NSPCC, and York St John University, have developed teaching resources to help children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships. It's Not OK includes lesson plans, short films and accompanying activities about topics such as: harmful sexual behaviour; child sexual abuse; child sexual exploitation; sexting; and grooming.Read More
The British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD), has compiled a list of resources to help inform, advise, guide and empower people with learning disabilities and the professionals supporting them to discuss positive, healthy relationships.Read More
An article exploring the concept of positive sexuality and proposing a framework which highlights key areas of positive sexuality as an approach to understanding and addressing a full range of sexuality topics and issues.Read More
This report from the UK Safer Internet Centre focuses on parents' worries about the online world. The UK research forms part of a larger collaborative study with Australia’s eSafety Commissioner and Netsafe New Zealand.Read More
Check out FPA’s Sexual Health resources to help you plan RSE lessons with up-to-date advice and guidance.Read More
The Healthy Schools Swindon resource containing Schemes of Work for RSE for Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 which can be adapted to suit needs of students in your school. Lesson plans, Powerpoint presentations and printable handouts are all included.Read More
A comedy drama by Adam Tyler for RSE lessons about Ryan and Natalie - two young people struggling through their first sexual encounter, and having to deal with each other's expectations, a shiny trumpet and way too many cats. It's ideal for opening up discussion about consent, peer pressure and the internet's influence on relationships.Read More
Young people want RSE but they aren’t always getting it. Our research shows that one in seven did not receive any RSE in school at all.
The quality of RSE varies across Britain, with LGBT issues still not consistently taught as part of RSE.
In England, RSE is only compulsory in maintained secondary schools, but the subject is due to become compulsory in all schools from September 2020.Read More
A literature review of evidence on digital interventions for sexual health for young people, integrating the findings with the views of young people, parents and experts in digital media/sexual health.
IDIs are defined as digital media programmes that provide health information and tailored decision support, behaviour-change support and/or emotional support. This review focuses on sexual well-being for young people aged 13–24 years in the UK.Read More