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Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 Relationships and Sex Education Resources

The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have developed an Abortion Care Factsheet to Support RSE Lessons in Secondary Schools.This is a factsheet for professionals in schools and colleges to use to inform discussions with students about abortion care. It aims to ensure that professionals involved in educating young people have an accurate, up-to-date source of factual information about abortion and abortion care in the UK.

The Betty for Schools programme has been developed to create a youth-led, open and honest conversation about periods and the way they affect girls. These PSHE Association accredited digital lessons aim to prepare young people for the onset of menstruation and help girls to manage their bodies and emotions once their periods have started. The lessons and resources are aimed at children aged 10-11 and 11-12. (If the hyperlink doesn’t work, please type/copy and paste into your browser.)

Christopher Winter Project Relationships and Sex Education (link opens in a new tab or page) (primary and secondary)

Real Love Rocks (link opens in a new tab or page) – Barnados (primary and secondary)

Kids Health Website (link opens in a new tab or page) – animation for explaining menstruation.

UR Decision is an on line video resource that explores issues such as boundaries, sexting, abuse and grooming. It has been developed by Respect Yourself (Warwickshire). The scenarios stop at a key points and viewers get to decide what decision the character takes. They then see the consequences of this decision play out. (secondary)

‘DO…SRE for schools’, a suite of free online resources designed to support the teaching of sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools at key stage four, has been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark for best practice PSHE education resources. The resource was created by the DO… collaboration – a group of leading experts and charities, including the National Association for Head Teachers, all in partnership with Durex. (secondary)

BBC Bitesize drama about teenage pregnancy provides teachers with a set of interactive materials which deal sensitively with the issues in question and is designed to facilitate a dialogue between teachers and students about the realities of teenage pregnancy and parenthood. The pack is designed for use with KS3 and KS4 pupils, but is equally as relevant to Post 16 classes. (secondary)

Rise Above  – New website from Public Health England for secondary aged young people where they can find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. It includes issues around drug and alcohol use, relationships and sex education, body image, emotional health and wellbeing.

NEW The NSPCC have  developed resources about feelings, identity and relationships, aimed at professionals working with young people with learning disabilities aged 11-25 years. Includes three films: You, me and us (about exploring feelings); PANTS (about keeping private parts private); changes and choices (about relationships and growing up).

The Nataional Autistic Society (link opens in a new tab or page) website provides useful advice which can support  professionals (and parents) talking to children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders about relationships and sex education. Other useful sites are: Ambitious about autism and Autism toolbox .