Information, Resources and Support

Information, Resources and Support

Index of Information on this page


Links to useful organisations

The list below highlights some organisations that may be useful to those involved in SRE policy development or delivery. It is by no means exhaustive.


Brook Advisory Centres http://www.brook.org.uk/ - commonly known just as Brook - is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25. Brook’s education and outreach service provides support to programmes of SRE taking place in schools. Brook produces resources and leaflets.


The Centre for HIV and Sexual Health http://www.sexualhealthsheffield.nhs.uk/ is a Sheffield based service that acknowledges the political, social and cultural factors and health inequalities which affect and determine peoples sexual health, as well as issues relating to individual experience, emotions, sexuality, sensuality and spirituality. The service provides training and resources and has an explicit aim of improving the quality of SRE


The Christopher Winter Project http://www.tcwp.co.uk/ (CWP) provides continuing professional development for teachers in the delivery of SRE. CWP trains and supports teachers in the classroom using innovative, tried and tested lesson plans and resources for all key stages. CWP resources are available from their website.


EACH http://www.eachaction.org.uk/ is a charity for young people and adults affected by homophobia. Amongst other activities EACH delivers consultancy and training for the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, Children and Young People's Services and Local Education Authorities.


Education for Choice http://www.efc.org.uk/ aims to promote and enable young people's right to informed choice on pregnancy and abortion, through advocacy, direct work with young people and delivery of professional training.


fpa http://www.fpa.org.uk/ (formerly the Family Planning Association) is a sexual health charity working to improve the sexual health of all people throughout the UK. fpa's purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex - free from exploitation, oppression and harm. fpa produces a range of leaflets and resources to support SRE delivery.


FORWARD forward@forward.org.uk is an African Diaspora non-profit organisation with a mission to advance the health and human rights of African girls and women in the UK and Africa. FORWARD tackles harmful gender based discriminatory practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage by enabling their partners and key stakeholders including women and young people to help shape the health and rights of African girls and women. Through advocacy, training and advice, research and resource development, FORWARD seeks to influence government and other statutory bodies in the area of policy development and implementation.


Image in Action http://www.imageinaction.org/ works with young people with learning disabilities using drama, group work and active learning to teach SRE in schools, colleges, centres and housing associations. Image in Action has produced a number of resources (some in partnership with fpa) to support sex and relationships work with people with learning difficulties.


Jewish AIDS Trust http://jat-uk.org/ is the only organisation in the UK providing sexual health and HIV awareness programmes for the Jewish community and support for Jewish people living with HIV. JAT runs sexual health education workshops in schools, youth clubs, and on summer camps; trains youth workers from all the major Jewish youth organisations; and run parents programmes to help parents feel comfortable talking to their children about sex and sexual health.


Me and Us http://www.me-and-us.co.uk/ aims to significantly increase the quality and number of useful, practical resources for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), in particular Sex and Relationships Education. Me-and-Us trains teachers, educators and health professionals in delivering PSHE, and has a particular interest in young people with special needs and learning disabilities.


National PSE Association for advisers, inspectors and consultants http://www.nscopse.org.uk/ NSCoPSE is a professional organisation for advisors, inspectors and consultants with responsibility for supporting, monitoring and evaluating personal and social education in schools and colleges throughout England and Wales.


PSHE Association http://www.pshe-association.org.uk/ exists to help teachers and other PSHE professionals better plan, manage, deliver, monitor and evaluate PSHE provision. It aims to raise the status of PSHE and increase its impact on learners in the 21st century.


Sex Education Forum www.ncb.org.uk/sef (SEF) aims to ensure the entitlement of all children and young people to SRE in a variety of settings. The forum develops resources to promote best practice, provides advice and support to Government and, as a membership organisation with 50 members, articulates a common voice on SRE to the media. It holds regular meetings to explore and discuss emerging research, policy and practice, and has produced a range of resources to support SRE delivery.


Terence Higgins Trust http://www.tht.org.uk/ was one of the first charities established to HIV and has been leading the fight against HIV and AIDS. THT has a mission to reduce the spread of HIV by providing services which improve the quality of life of those affected.


TACADE http://www.tacade.com/ works in the field of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, particularly alcohol, drugs, tobacco and sexual health issues for children and young people.


Working With Men (WWM) http://www.workingwithmen.org/ implement and support work that benefits the development of men and boys. They also seek to raise awareness of issues impacting upon boys and men, through projects, training, consultancy, research and

the development of resources and publications.


Other Websites

Education for All (Professional development DVD: Spell It Out: tackling homophobia in our schools), Tel 020 7593 1851, Website: www.stonewall.org.uk/educationforall, email: Helen.ward@stonewall.org.uk

http://www.llgs.org.uk/ offers 24 hour telephone support around lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues. Helpline: 020 7837 7324

http://www.queery.org.uk/ provides information about services and support available for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexandyoungpeople/Pages/Sex-and-young-people-hub.aspx.  provides information on sexual health and relationships to young people and links to the Sex-wise database of local contraceptive and sexual health services, including condom distribution schemes.

http://www.schools-out.org.uk/ is the Schools Out website, email: secretary@schools-out.org.uk http://www.teenagehealthfreak.org.uk/ is an interactive site providing information for young people on a range of health issues through a virtual clinic and diary of a young person.



The link below will allow you to access primary and secondary resource lists compiled by the Sex Education Forum:

Many of the organisations listed in the useful organisations section also produce leaflets and teaching resources. Please see individual websites for up to date details.

Advisory teachers and others involved in the delivery of SRE in schools have also recommended the following resources, not listed in any of the above links:


A-Z of Love and Sex, a DVD aimed at 14-16 year olds, has 3 25 minute sections. Available from http://www.4learningshop.co.uk/

l8r resource series one for teaching PHSE to secondary school aged pupils. Available from


I am, I know, I can (2001) TACADE. Available from http://www.tacade.com/

Protect yourself!, Teaching resource for young people aged 14 and above, Brook

Laying the Foundation: sex and relationships education in primary schools National Children's Bureau, http://www.ncb.org.uk/

PSHE Units (Sex and relationship education, healthy lifestyles and financial capability KS 1 to 4), QCA www.qca.org.uk/pshe/

Why Abortion? Understanding why women choose to have an abortion, fpa 2008. youtube videos from NHS Choices around Contraception and Chlamydia screening.


Teaching SRE with Confidence, CD ROM, Lesson plans and resources for Key Stage 1 & 2. The Christopher Winter Project. Available from http://www.tcwp.co.uk/

Teaching SRE with Confidence in Secondary Schools, CD ROM, Lesson plans and resources for Key Stage 3 & 4. The Christopher Winter Project. Available from http://www.tcwp.co.uk/


Northumberland Resource Centre

Many resources can be loaned free of charge from the resources library in Northumberland- Contact Ray Wood, Resource Centre Coordinator, Health Improvement Department, Epsom Drive, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8BD, Tel: 01670 840892.