Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is a service which can be provided by our sexual health team. From September 2020, new legislation makes RSE mandatory in secondary schools.
This service is free in Stoke-on-Trent, and can be provided at a cost in Staffordshire. In South Staffordshire a free sexual health overview is available, please see the details below. This service is not currently available in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.
All of our sessions are LGBT+ inclusive and allow learners opportunity to explore and discuss differing cultural and religious beliefs around sex and relationships. The team are always willing to work with venues to meet specific needs.
We offer a number of sessions; find out more about each one below.
Relationships and Consent
During this session we introduce local sexual health services and discuss relationships, consent and give a basic overview of what sex and sexual contact.
Our staying safe session advises young people how to make informed decisions if they are thinking about having a sexual relationship. Topics covered in this session include different types of contraception, sex and the law and condoms.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
STIs are the main focus of this session, as well as information about local services which offer STI screening, how STIs are spread and how to prevent them.
Sex and Porn
Typically delivered to 6th form students; this session focuses on healthy sexual relationships, expectations about sex and how the porn industry influences this. Topics covered in this session include consent, porn sex vs real sex and body image.
Sexual Health Awareness (South Staffordshire)
The session gives an overview of sexual health and includes information on Healthy Relationships, Sex and the Law, Contraception, STIs and C-Card. The session is 1-1.5 hours and the opportunity to register students to the C-Card scheme is mandatory for this session to be held free of charge.
We can offer bespoke sessions for venues where a need for more specific information and advice has been identified, including;
- Sexuality and gender identity
- Simple language sessions