Project news

Sex Ed Sorted
Summer 2014
The Sex Education Forum is developing a new sex education resource for Year 8 and Year 9 (KS3) pupils. The resource will be taught in 34 schools involved in the Healthy Minds project. Find out more!

Announcing 'Prepared for puberty'
Summer 2014
A new project by the Sex Education Forum, with support from the Wellcome Trust, seeks to establish innovative approaches to teaching children about puberty in primary school, to prepare pupils for the changes they will experience before they happen. Find out more!

'Outside the Box' Training the trainer course
Summer 2014
Our training the trainer course will run at three venues with dates in September, October and November 2014. This free, two-day training course is open to professionals with experience of working with young people at higher risk of sexual exploitation. Participants must foresee that they have an opportunity to implement the eight-session course with a small group of young people aged 12-14 between October 2014 and March 2015. Find out more from the course flyer and contact Lucy Emmerson to apply for a place.

Recruiting young educators now!
Autumn 2013
We are recruiting six ‘young educators’ (aged 14-19) to help us make sure that the course is written and designed in a way that connects with teenagers. Young educators must be able to give up 3 Saturdays to come to workshops on 7December 2013, 18January 2014 and 1March 2014.  

All travel expenses will be covered and young educators will be given a £20 voucher for each of the 3 Saturday workshops as a token of our thanks. Find out more and download the application form which must be emailed to by Monday 18th November 2013.  

Call for evidence: effective sex and relationship interventions for vulnerable young people
Summer 2013
We want to ensure our programme builds on learning from related work in this field, and utilises effective resources that already exist. We launched a 'call for evidence' (which closed in July 2013) and received responses from 40 practitioners around the country. Although the call has now closed we remain interested to hear about any relevant work that has been delivered by colleagues working with young people in care, youth justice, housing, alternative education and youth support settings. Including:

  • Any past or existing initiatives that have successfully engaged vulnerable young people in SRE (including links to websites, relevant reports, evaluations and other outputs)
  • Useful resources that can be used to deliver SRE to vulnerable young people - including suggestions of particular activities or sessions that work well  
  • Tips and advice about effective methods to engage vulnerable young people in SRE - 'what works' and what doesn't!
  • Observations about what is missing from existing SRE programmes for vulnerable young people at risk of sexual exploitation - are there any particular themes or topics that need more emphasis?