Teachers and School Nurses
Relationship & Sex Education (RSE):
- Changes to teaching of sex and relationship education, and PSHE review:
The current statutory guidance for teaching Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) that was introduced in 2000 is being updated after legislation was passed by Parliament earlier this year to make relationships education compulsory in all primary schools and relationships and sex education compulsory in all secondary schools.
Updated 19th July 2018 – DfE has published the draft statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education, and health education. The consultation will last 12 weeks. Here is a link to the guidance.
The announcement confirms that statutory status will now begin in 2020 to give schools a full year to prepare.
As part of the review process the government asked parents, teachers and young people to help shape the new curriculum.
Young people’s call for evidence – The call for evidence extended over an 8 week period, closing on 12th February 2018 and invited views on age-appropriate content on mental wellbeing, staying safe online and LGBT issues in the updated subjects. Further information regarding the review will be published in due course.
- RSE Resources
21st Century Relationship & Sex Education – Ian Bauckham to advise government on improving Relationships and Sex Education in schools.
Brook – free and confidential sexual health information for under 25s
Love: The good, the bad and the ugly – Advice and stories about abuse in relationships
Sex Education Forum – Teaching resources, best practice and policy, and evidence for why quality sex and relationships education works
Sex & Relationship Policy Report July 2017 – University of Bristol Policy Report on Sex & Relationship Education
Statutory RSE 2017 FAQ’s – Sex Education Forum support pages.
BSAB (Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board)
BSCB (Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children’s Board)
BSCB Thresholds and Early Help – Early help is about ensuring that our children and their families get the right help and support as early as possible. Read the guidance
CEOP – The Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) Command is a command of the National Crime Agency working to cut serious and organised crime relating to online and offline child exploitation. Thinkuknow is a series of resources from CEOP’s in house education programme aimed at Children, Young People, Parents, Carers & Professionals
Child Exploitation and Domestic Abuse – useful contacts, websites & resources
R-U-Safe? – Barnardo’s service offering support for young people in Buckinghamshire at risk of sexual exploitation
Spotting the Signs of CSE: A proforma for professionals – Developed by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and Brook
This page was last updated on August 9, 2018