To celebrate Sexual Health Week, Spectrum CIC is spotlighting Relationships and Sex Education (RSE),  exploring ways to support teachers, parents and young people in recognising the value of RSE.

We’ve got tools, videos and free resources to help you navigate the world of RSE. We believe passionately that everyone has the right to learn about RSE in a safe and supportive environment, where they feel able to ask questions and seek guidance. In 2019-20, our RSE facilitators delivered over 2,000 face-to-face lessons to approximately 57,000 young people across Wakefield, Barnsley, Wigan and Leigh.

This Sexual Health Week, Spectrum will be:

  • Providing a brief introduction to our RSE Programme and the topics which are covered in our lessons, including relationships, risk, contraception and STIs
  • Running a virtual event aimed at supporting teachers to develop confidence in their approach to RSE and in handling conversations with young people about sexual health
  • Providing information and support for parents, as well as tackling some common myths around RSE
  • Sharing blogs and general reflections on our experience as an RSE provider

Our approach to RSE

Spectrum’s RSE Programme was created using our own bespoke resources and is constantly evolving based on feedback we receive from young people, parents and teachers. We’ll be showcasing some of that feedback this week, as well as supporting more people to know where they can access sexual health support.

In the past, we have adapted our RSE Programme for students with special education needs (SEN), we have also delivered RSE in faith schools, in Pupil Referral Units and colleges, and in a female prison – winning the Pamela Sheridan Award for Sexual Health in 2015. Click below for more information, or email PR@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk.