This section contains information about young people’s views and ways of enabling young people’s participation in Sex and Relationships Education that have worked well for other people. This includes formal reports as well as individual practitioner examples. This information could give you ideas or inspire you to work in different ways with disabled children and young people. For general practice examples for enabling participation for disabled young people see our main practice section.
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The Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy (IAG TP) and the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV (IAG SH) have produced Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) in Schools: Time for Action to support their continued recommendation to make Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) a statutory foundation subject in the National Curriculum at all key stages.
Sex and Relationship Education: Views from Teachers, Parents and Governors brings together almost 1,500 school leaders, school governors and parents of school-aged children views on the current provision of SRE and how the topic should be delivered in future. (London: Durex, 2010). Durex, National Association of Head Teachers, National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, and the National Governors Association.)
21,602 people responded to a simple survey of six questions which ascertained the level of Sex and Relationships Education in schools across the country and what young people thought of it. The data was carefully collated and this briefing summarises the findings. UK Youth Parliament, Sex and Relationships Education: Are You Getting It? (London: UK Youth Parliament, 2007).
Martinez A and Emmerson L, Key Findings: Young People’s Survey on Sex and Relationships Education, Sex Education Forum Briefing (National Children’s Bureau, 2008) is a summary of the key findings of an online survey designed to find out from 16- to 25-year-olds what their experience of sex and relationships education (SRE) was at school, what topics they were taught and what made their SRE particularly good or bad.
Martinez A and Emmerson L, Key Findings: Teachers’ Survey on Sex and Relationships Education, Sex Education Forum Briefing (National Children’s Bureau, 2008) is a summary of the key findings of an online survey designed to find out from teachers who deliver sex and relationships education (SRE) their perception of how SRE is taught in their school, their experience of training, and what action is needed at national and local level to improve personal, social and health education (PSHE).