List of members

Core members of the Sex Education Forum

Our core members are organisations and individuals involved in sex and relationships education (SRE). Many produce SRE resources and training that may be of interest to you. All our core members are in agreement with the Sex Education Forum values and principles.

Core members are listed below under the theme headings: advocacy, children & youth, disability, education, faith & values, health and parenting& family. We also have eleven honorary life members.


Core members 



National AIDS Trust (NAT) the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. They develop policy and campaign for change to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV. Fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources are provided.


The International Planned Parenthood Federationa global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health rights for all.   We are a worldwide movement national organisations working with and for communities and individuals.

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We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.


Children and Youth

Big Talk Education

Big Talk Education are specialist SRE providers to children, young people and parents, also delivering SRE for professionals.

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Brighton & Hove City Council provides support to schools in developing sex and relationship education through whole school approaches to PSHE education, health and wellbeing, anti-bullying and equality.



Childnet is an online safety charity that provides educational resources and training for children, parents, carers, teachers and wider.


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Hull City Council commissions a range of universal and early help services to enable young people to have good access to information, knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their sexual health and relationships.

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KIP Education is primarily focused on young people's self-esteem and confidence and the repercussions of those needs not being met, whether it be around sexual health, addiction, self-harm, knife-crime & gangs or bullying.

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Middlesbrough Council, as a Local Authority we have responsibilities for Public Health, sexual health, preventing / reducing teenage pregnancy and preventing / reducing negative risk taking behaviours such as substance misuse and risky sexual behaviours. 


National Children's Bureau is a charitable organisation that is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives


NSPCC works with schools on developing peer support schemes, anti-bullying strategies, whole school behaviour policies and curriculum based work on emotional health and well-being.

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The Proud Trust is home of LGBT+ youth, delivering youth groups, awareness work with schools, and supporting networks of LGBT youth work professionals.  

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The Sheena Amos Youth Trust (SAYiT) is an LGBT+ sexual health charity working with young people up to the age of 25, particularly those who are most vulnerable or marginalised; and providing LGBT+ inclusive training for staff.





Deafax seeks to empower deaf people of all ages to lead fulfilling lives through the use of innovative communications technologies.

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Image in Action works with young people with learning disabilities using drama, group work and active learning to teach SRE in schools, colleges, centres and housing associations.

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Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism.




Accord Coalition is a campaign coalition of member groups that want state funded schools to be made open and suitable for all, regardless of people or their family's religious or non-religious beliefs.

Alexandra Fryer

Alexandra Fryer SRE Alexandra Fryer trained as a nurse at Guys Hospital in 1985 and is now one of the UK’s leading PSHE Speakers specialising in issues around sex and Relationships.


Apause is a school-based Sex and Relationships Education programme which promotes social inclusion & school improvement through improved relationships and healthier behaviours.




ATL is the union for education professionals across the UK. They support and represent their members throughout their career, using members' experiences to influence education policy, to defend pay, pensions and conditions and to facilitate career development.


ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction & Compulsivity) is a not-for-profit professional association that provides information to the public and professional standards to therapists who work in the field of sex and porn addiction.  They provide information and advice to professionals and the public on the misunderstood issue of sex and pornography addiction.

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The National PSHE CPD Programme, provided by Babcock 4S, is a highly successful piece of Continued Professional Development accredited by the University of Roehampton, which combines practical activities and theory to provide the very best in PSHE developmental training and pedagogy.


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Bodysense The creation and dissemination of 3D anatomically correct models and teaching resources enabling young people to develop relationships that bring them acceptance, love and pleasure.


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Cambridgeshire PSHE Service is a local authority service providing advice, guidance, training & resources to Cambridgeshire schools, services and settings, and resources and training to schools nationally.



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Changing Relations C.I.C. is an arts based education and training company that provokes thinking on gender equality & healthy relationships, using the arts & creative methods as the foundation of our educational & training resources.



 Chella Quintwebfitbest Chella Quint researches, writes about and performs science communication engagement work around SRE, LGBT and reproductive health topics. She is a qualified teacher and former head of PSHE and her recent dissertation for her MA in Education was entitled Period Positive Schools.Through the #PeriodPositive project, Chella encourages others to talk more openly and honestly about menstruation.


CWP Resources (The Christopher Winter Project) 

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The Esteem programme encompasses both training to enable people to become relationships and sexual health educators and direct provision of relationships and sex education (RSE) sessions in secondary schools, alternative youth provision and other youth settings.


Fruition is a training consultancy providing both formatted and tailored training for professionals, parents, children and young people across the breadth of Sex & Relationships Education.  SRE consultancy to date includes: mapping of service provision, evaluations, policy and strategy documents for schools, local authorities, PCT's, charities & voluntary sector organisations.

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Herts for Learning (HfL) is a not for profit company owned by Hertfordshire schools and the Local Authority providing an exciting and innovative approach to delivering school improvement services. The PSHE and Wellbeing Adviser provides training and consultancy support to Hertfordshire’s schools on Sex and Relationships Education. Hertfordshire also runs the Healthy Schools Programme and high quality PSHCE is developed as part of a school’s work on this programme. Please see the weblink for further information.


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Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is a comprehensive PSHE scheme of work for Primary Schools including Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). The Jigsaw team offers training and consultancy on all aspects of PSHE.

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Jonny Hunt, SRE Consultant of Going off the Rails:  I write, design and deliver educational packages for both professionals and young people around all aspects of SRE - including face-to-face work with young people in both primary and secondary education as well as training professionals.


Loudmouth is an innovative theatre in education company which helps schools and other organisations to complement existing personal, social, health and economic education programmes through interactive drama and discussion.

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 Luton Borough Council is committed to the health and well-being of children and young people in Luton. Sex and Relationship education is supported  through the School Health & Well-Being strategy which seeks to enable young people to make informed choices and keep themselves safe.Visit


National PSE Association for advisers, inspectors and consultants (NSCoPSE) is a professional organisation for advisors, inspectors and consultants with responsibility for supporting, monitoring and evaluating personal and social education in schools and colleges throughout England and Wales.

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The home of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and SoSAFE! social sexual safety training.

Pshe Ass

PSHE Association has been set up to help teachers and other PSHE professionals better plan, manage, deliver, evaluate and monitor PSHE provision. It aims to raise the status of PSHE and increase its impact on learners in the 21st century.

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Romance Academy is a nation-wide sex and relationships education initiative delivered by youth workers. It promotes stable relationships and aims to provide young people with the skills to delay sex.


The RSE Hub aims to strengthen Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) provision by providing relevant, credible and useful support on all aspects of RSE.

Ruth Hilton


After working for Local Education Authorities for many years, Ruth is now an independent Advisory Teacher for PSHE with interests in SRE and Participation for pupils with SEN. She is also involved with a charity that delivers SRE to Jewish faith schools and as a member of the SEF constantly advocating for increasing SRE provision within PSHE for all schools.

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Services for Education provides services in support of excellence in teaching, learning and well-being of children and young people.

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NUS champions students to shape the future of education – and create a better world.



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The Reproduction, Sexualities and Sexual Health Research Group at the Open University undertakes research on a wide range of topics. Our key research themes include the relationship between the body, health and identity and understandings of reproductive and sexual health across the life course. All our research is underpinned by a commitment to challenging and improving practice in all aspects of sexual health, including SRE.



Sarah offers a complete service tailored to the individual needs of each school
offering: confidentiality, health education, empowering young people to make informed choices and respecting diversity. 


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Sexpression:UK is a network of volunteer student projects. Students provide high quality, relationships and sex education in their local communities. 


SHEU does mostly lifestyle survey work in schools, but provides a variety of research and publishing services for people interested in health and education. They aim to provide services that promote objective debate in communities about the best ways to serve and educate, principally young people, about health and social issues.

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Run by Steve Gray, staff training on SRE in schools, colleges, local authorities, youth settings and other agencies used by young people.


Leah Jewett


Working with the Women’s Equality Party to make SRE mandatory and combat the impact of porn early, through openness and critical thinking. Having been at the Guardian for 17 years, she is happy to provide editorial support on resource materials, public affairs/PR work etc


 Streetwise works with Jewish schools and Community organisations, enhancing the personal safety and personal development of young Jewish people to support their safe, physical, and emotional wellbeing.

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Talk the Talk Education CIC is a Community Interest Company specialising in developing and delivering high quality health and wellbeing educational programmes to young people and training for professionals and parents. Our programmes are young person focussed and tackle issues such as Sex and Relationships, Confidence and Self Esteem, Happiness, Hope, Optimism and Resilience, with young peoples rights and needs at the heart of our work. We offer consultancy and training services to organisations wishing to develop their wellbeing educational programmes.

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Teach SRE works in Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across the country, supporting teachers to deliver quality RSE sessions to their pupils. Specialist training is offered to schools using “Teaching SRE with confidence” from CWP Resources. We offer needs based, bespoke training packages that help schools achieve outstanding delivery of RSE.

Straight Talking

Straight Talking raises young people's awareness of the problems associated with teenage parenthood with the aim of reducing the high rates of teenage pregnancy. Young parents delivering the programme are supported and empowered to reach their potential.

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Dedicated to the planning, delivery and evaluation of accurate, high quality, innovative SRE in line with the schools ethos and values.


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Tender works with young people, teachers and youth workers, using drama education, to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse.



Teaching Lifeskills provides schools with Sex and Relationships Education programmes that equip students with the skills they need on their journey through adolescence to adulthood.


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'theCHAT: switching the lights on' is a Not for Profit partnership providing up to date Relationship & Sex education, staff training, resource writing and curriculum development.  We are strong advocates for consensual, mutually pleasurable relationships, free from fear & abuse


Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust (sexual Health Service) education team provide training for professionals to deliver SRE to young people, including delivery to vulnerable young people through schools, social services, charities and local government agencies.  They also provide a young peoples drop-in service Time 4U, including and outreach nurse service and sexual health counselling.

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Young Epilepsy caters for young adults 16-25 with a range of abilities. They tailor programmes to meet individual needs in Life Skills, Sex & Relationships Education (SRE), Employability, Work Experience, Land based Industry (farm & horticulture), Art & Drama.

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"Neil Davidson offers SRE training and consultancy to schools and youth settings. He also specialises in work with boys and young men around sex and relationships."

Coram Life Education                        

Delivered as part of PSHE or Science, this programme incorporates puberty lessons and helps schools meet their SMSC development, safeguarding, and emotional wellbeing requirements.


YPEC develops bespoke training and delivers sessions to professionals and young people on PSHE. 

Faith and Values


British Humanist Association

The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It has a long history of contributing towards and improving state education. It provides materials and advice to parents, governors, students, teachers and academics. It also works closely with others on education issues in a range of forums, in particular with respect to SRE/PSHE, RE, citizenship, science, and children's rights.

National Secular Society

The National Secular Society campaigns from a non-religious perspective for the separation of religion and state and promote secularism as the best means to create a society in which people of all religions or none can live together fairly and cohesively. 

       Methodist Church   

 The Methodist Church is a provider of primary and secondary education and of initial and continuing teacher education and has an interest in the development of curriculum policy and practice       




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The British Fertility Society actively promotes sharing of knowledge, further education and raising standards of practice, recognizing the multi-disciplinary nature of science and the practice of reproductive medicine it welcomes andrologists, counsellors, embryologists, endocrinologists, nurses and special interest groups to its membership, with core activities such as training certification, policy & practice, study workshops and other related meetings. 

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Brook is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.


Bpas is a charity providing pregnancy counselling, contraception and abortion care, as well as STI testing and treatment, on behalf of the NHS across the UK. They provide advice and care to young women with unintended pregnancies each year and use their experience in this area to inform sexual health policy and advocate for the reproductive healthcare services men and women need.

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The Centre for Public Health within the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol conducts research on a range of policy topics including sexual health, mental health, obesity, physical activity, nutrition and substance use, with the aim of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and reducing health inequities. 



DO... RSE for Schools is a unique collaboration between leading RSE experts and Durex to make great Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) happen in our secondary schools.DO… offers a comprehensive range of lesson plans and guidance resources that support teachers to deliver high-quality RSE for the benefit of all young people. DO... offers a facebook group to connect directly with experts in RSE and to share best practice with peers. 

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The Children and Young People Wellbeing service at Kent Community Health NHS Trust delivers services and programmes to enable children and young people to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We work in partnership with schools and their communities. We provide training, resources and support to enable sustained health improvement. 

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Leicestershire Healthy Schools, Leicestershire County Council: Improving the health & wellbeing of the poulation of Leicestershire. 


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Sexual Health Sheffield is an integrated city-wide service provided by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It brings together the GUM Clinic, Sheffield Contraception and Sexual Health and the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health.

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SH:24 is an online sexual and reproductive health service, delivered in partnership with the NHS. We provide free STI test kits, information and advice – 24 hours a day

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Superdrug is the UK's second largest health and beauty retailer consisting of 787 stores with 200 pharmacies and 23 nurse clinics.




FPA is a sexual health charity working to improve the sexual health of all people throughout the UK.

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The Eddystone Trust is an independent sexual health and HIV organisation providing support, advocacy, information, training and prevention services across the South West of England.


The Institute of Health Promotion and Education was established over 50 years ago to bring together those with an interest in health promotion and health education and to provide a voice for health promotion. 


Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health(MEDFash) is a charity which works with policy-makers and health professionals, to promote excellence in the prevention and management of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.


METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects to anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.


Winner of the Sexual Health 2102 Pamela Sheridan award for innovation and finalist in 2015. The Respect Yourself RSE curriculum resource provides teachers guidance, lesson plans Y1-11, resources  and sample policy and framework for governors and heads for  working with parents  and a integrated tracking methodology for pupils year 6-11 measuring skills, confidence and knowledge. Public Health funds advice, support, training and resources for Shropshire schools. See Healthy Shropshire website

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Spectrum Community Health provides advice, care and treatment on a range of health and wellbeing services for the people of Wakefield on behalf of NHS.


Terrence Higgins Trust was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been leading the fight against HIV and AIDS with a mission to reduce the spread of HIV by providing services which improve the quality of life of those affected


Parenting and Family


FFLAG (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) works to educate and inform on the subject of homosexual relationships, working with parents, young people, schools and governors.

One Plus One

One Plus One focuses on understanding the causes, effects and prevention of relationship breakdown. It's central aim is to translate research findings into practical training programmes to help couples and families.


Honorary Life Members

Anne Weyman OBE
Sue Plant
Dilys Went
Liz Swinden
Lorna Scott
Melody Dougan
Hansa Patel-Kanwal OBE
Jo Adams MBE
Gill Frances OBE
Alison Hadley OBE

Life membership status is decided at the discretion of the Advisory Group in the light of the proposed Life Member's expertise, contribution to the field and perspective on the work.

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