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Inclusive comprehensive RSE passed by parliament. 

previously appeared on respectyourself.training March 2019 The new relationship and sex education guidance proposed by the DfE was passed last Wednesday 27th March by parliament, with a huge majority of 538 to 21 votes. However, getting the new guidance passed through the house has been  not been a simple task despite the evidence base and almost unanimous support from both sides…  Instead of celebrating a huge step forward for young people’s rights and safety, much of...

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What everyone should  know about HIV:

HIV Quiz –  Before you read the article below… see how much you already know… What is the symbol for Wold AIDS Day, that you may see people wearing?  What do the letters HIV stand for? What is AIDS? How is HIV passed on? Kissing? Spitting? Sneezing? sharing needles Coming in to contact with a discarded needle? unprotected sex pregnancy 5. What % of people living with HIV in the UK don’t know they are...

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After 18 years of waiting the new draft guidance for RSE is here… but was it worth the wait?

This post previously appeared on respectyourelf.training July 2018 Thursday 19th July finally saw the release of the draft guidance and the opening of a 12 week consultation. The introduction by Damian Hinds begins…  “Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks.”  It would lead you believe that the guidance would...

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Spring Fever, our primary school programme is set for a big change as it becomes All About Me…

Previously published on respectyourself.training July 2018 You may be aware that we have been supporting schools to deliver the Spring Fever programme across the county for over 5 years and it has been well received by schools, parents, and most importantly the children.  In September we are set to have over 100 schools running the programme across all year groups from reception to year 6. However, any programme that has been running for a length...

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It’s not only Banter Sexual Harassment in schools…

Previously appeared on respectyourself.training May 2018 Following on from the review by the Women’s and Equality Committee, the Department for Education published guidance on best practice to help schools address the issue of sexual harassment. The report highlight the fact that Schools still have a duty to act, even if incidents happen outside school are reported. And that most importantly school sites should be safe and equal places for all genders. The new advice stresses...

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What are your Sexual Values…?

Previously published on respectyourself.training blog A few months ago I read a fantastic article by the wonderful Cindy Gallop  – it was part of a larger piece asking a variety of experts in their fields, what essential life lessons were missing from young people’s education, and what did they wish they had been taught in school.  Her answer was something that I had never really considered before – despite what I spend my days discussing… “Young people...

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