Developing sexual health services for young people in secondary education

Developing sexual health services for young people in secondary education

The Sex Education Forum and DCSF in partnership with Government Office North West, are hosting a one day event in Manchester on May 8.  This is the final event in a series aimed at supporting professionals involved in developing school-based sexual health services.

A report from the Sex Education Forum in 2008 found that 29% of secondary schools are offering vital sexual health advice and services to their students. Having an opportunity to learn about sex and relationships and to be able to get health advice and services is a right that should be enjoyed by all young people.

The government strongly supports the provision of sexual health services in places that young people find convenient and user-friendly. A clear commitment is made in the Children’s Plan to encourage the development of on-site sexual health services in schools – and this contributes to the achievement of National Healthy School status and Extended Schools.

Schools that have set up on-site sexual health services report the benefits to the health and well-being of their students – and the positive impact on learning. Local authority areas that have taken a coordinated approach to service development in schools across the authority are starting to see the benefits for young people on a wider scale.

This event will include:

  • The launch of a new practical resource pack for professionals about on-site sexual health services
  • Update on research and national mapping survey
  • Good practice presentations from across the North West
  • Ideas for teaching about services in sex and relationships education
  • The launch of the NW Sex and Relationships Education Resource developed through a pilot project in partnership between the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and Healthy Schools
  • Opportunities for networking

The event is a unique opportunity to hear local good practice in setting up and running on-site sexual health services in schools and pupil referral units, and for those involved in the commissioning, planning and delivery of sex and relationships education to access a high quality resource and explore effective ways of improving interventions for young people across the region. 

It will be of particular relevance to teenage pregnancy coordinators, extended schools remodelling advisors, school nurse, healthy schools and PSHE leads.

These events are free to attend and each delegate will receive a free copy of the resource pack. Each event will start formally at 10a.m – and finish by 4p.m with a light lunch provided.

The event is being held at The Manchester Town Hall, Manchester.  Please be aware that if you are using your sat nav to get to the venue, you should use the postcode M2 5DB.

Name Sales End Price
Free event Ended Free