Sexual Health Week
Sexual Health Week 2020 Campaign Brief
Get your RSE in gear!
Sefton Sexual Health Service is a commissioned integrated service providing testing, treatment and contraception services across Sefton as well as training and education through key sexual health promotion messages.
This year’s Sexual Health Week runs from 14th – 20th September and is entitled Get your RSE in Gear! and is being led at national level by Brook https://www.brook.org.uk/shw/ Here in Sefton, our sexual health service is taking the opportunity to use the campaign focus to remind schools that there is a wealth of knowledge and skills in Sefton that can be tailor made and delivered via training, CPD support and ongoing input.
The Children & Social Work Act 2017 set out the requirements for the teaching of relationship and sex education in schools for which the Government created the plan for this to be compulsory from 2019 with an extension on time to September 2020 should schools need it. The new legislation makes relationships and sex education compulsory for all schools including primary, independent schools, academies, maintained & free schools. The new legislation also includes special schools.
Stakeholders in Education and School Health in Sefton.
To highlight the provision of training and support to staff as well as supporting the development of RSE policies and targeted health promotion event addressing issues around relationships and sexual health.
Young People who receive effective RSE education are:
• More likely to delay sexual activity
• More likely to use condoms and contraception
• More likely to report abuse
• More likely to experience consensual first time sex
• Less likely to have an unplanned pregnancy or an STI
How You can Get Involved?
Contact Sefton Sexual health Promotion team to discuss training or education sessions in your school email us Health Promotion Team or telephone 01704 704641
Complete this short survey to help us understand local needs for the RSE curriculum https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8ZHKY35
Read these briefing notes and share at your team meetings.
Take a look at our current training offer and contact us. However, please also let us have your feedback by completing the survey, and we can develop and deliver a bespoke package for your needs. Click Here