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An Education Charity Helping Young People Navigate Sex, Relationships and Growing Up

Sex and Relationships Education for local secondary school students

Respected is a local charity set up by GP Dr Louise Parkin to deliver Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to secondary schools in Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding area. It is compliant with current National Curriculum and PSHE guidelines and is committed to partnering with schools in the provision of excellent SRE to local young people.

The importance of SRE was recently highlighted by Ofsted who reported that outstanding schools tend to have high quality SRE as part of an outstanding PSHE education programme. (Reference 1) Providing a holistic approach to sex and relationships, Respected aims to work alongside a school’s in-house provision and be complementary to other agencies’ schools work in this vital area.

The underlying premise of Respected is that each student is a unique and valuable individual, capable of making wise decisions when adequately informed and supported. The programme assists young people in the development of life skills, enabling them to make healthy and well informed decisions in the area of sex and relationships. It aims to boost self-esteem and empower young people to delay sexual experience until a long term loving committed relationship, ideally marriage.

Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience… and pimples. — J.M. Barrie

The Presentations

Three Presentations, Aimed at 3 School Year Groups Giving A complete Picture Of Sex And Relationships

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A series of lively age-appropriate 50 minute multimedia presentations delivered by fully trained volunteers to school Years 7, 9 and 11/12.

Presentations to the younger students introduce the concept of choice; the future consequences of early life choices; the influence of peer pressure, media, social media, pornography/sexting and alcohol on relationships and decision making, and that good friendships are the key to safe and healthy relationships.

Building on this framework with the older students, the presentations focus on issues of consent, sexual exploitation, the concepts of love and commitment and the effect of pornography on attitudes to sex. They explore the motivation for and consequences of teenage sex, including emotional and relationship problems, unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). They include medically accurate and up to date information about contraception and the prevention and treatment of STIs. Students are signposted to relevant local and national agencies for further help and support.

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No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly. — Tiffany Madison

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