Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

What is RSHE?

Our Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) service works with young people aged eight to 18 and can be offered to young people upto the age of 25 if they identify as SEND.                                           

The purpose of the RSHE service is to help children and young people develop the vital skills to make informed decisions about their sexual health, wellbeing, self-esteem and relationships. It can also help build resilience and gain an understanding of when and how to ask for support.

What topics does RSHE cover:

Sexual Health - Contraception, STI’s, sexuality, delaying first time sex and safe sex.

Sex and The Law - Consent, CSE/grooming and asking/sending indecent images.

Self-Esteem - Mental and physical health and self-confidence.

Internet Safety - Sexting, talking to strangers, creating fake accounts and sending indecent images.

Healthy Relationships - Different types of relationships, healthy relationships and abusive/controlling relationships.

 

What ages do RSHE work with?

RSHE work with young people aged eight to 18 years old, however, to maintain confidentiality of the client, staff need to complete a Fraser Guidelines assessment with young people aged 13 to 15 if they do not want their parents to know they are working with the RSHE service. Sex Education cannot be completed with young people under the age of 13.

 

All referrals are to be made via EHAAT using RSHE referral form (available below).

If the young person is open to a police investigation, RSHE cannot start any work until this is complete.

If a similar service is involved with a young person, RSHE cannot complete work due to duplicate of work.

 

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RSHE Referral Form

RSHE Referral Form

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