Sex Education for children and young people with special educational needs- resources


A discussion on twitter prompted this blog post. Thought it might be helpful to have a linked list of useful resources/starting points for parents/teachers.

Firstly start with “Sex and Relationships Education for children and young people with learning difficulties” a forum factsheet produced by the sex education forum.   And their very comprehensive and updated resource list.  (They also have other useful stuff on their site so have a browse!).

Of those resources I do have a copy of Puberty and Sexuality which isn’t a definitive resource but as a FREE starting point resource (with session plans/resources etc) for parents and teachers I think its great!

Also leonard cheshire disability have produced some fab resources around sex and relationships education for young people with disabilities (as part of their In Touch Campaign) and is another fab place to have a look around.

In terms of best practice for special schools- David Stewart head of Oakfield Sports College in Nottingham (formerly Shepherd School) is absolutely phenomenal.  He does do some training around SRE and special education and if you can ever go to some I strongly suggest you do! I observed an SRE lesson at the school and was so so impressed. Kids who go there are very very lucky.

This blogpost could be endless but these are some of the things I have found useful to my work.  Do let me know about anything you come across or find useful and I may add to this list.

Happy educating.

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