Listen to our CRE podcast

acet UK CEO, Sarah Smith, was interviewed at the Christian Resources Exhibition 2018 - listen to the podcast below.

Sarah talks about the history of the charity; how its work has grown and evolved; how the relationships and sex landscape has changed for young people.

acet UK turns 30!

We are so grateful to be celebrating 30 years of acet UK. Check out our 30th anniversary brochure below - we hope it encourages you as much as it does us!

Hope in the face of desperate circumstances

Anna Strain (International Support Officer) and Sarah Smith (CEO) have recently returned from a trip to visit the Shining Star Project in Zimbabwe, run by our partner The Nehemiah Project. Here, Anna provides a short summary of the trip.

Working with parents in the UK

Our work with parents is an area that is growing. We have been asked to run a number of workshops over the past academic year, in partnership with churches, schools and a pregnancy crisis centre.

Healthy lifestyles in Ukraine

ACET Ukraine is working in a challenging context, with continued conflict in the east of the country and a strong cultural taboo in regards to talking about sex. This taboo is a legacy of the old Soviet rule when, as one teacher put it, “sex didn’t exist.”

Esteem clubs in Nigeria

Last November, we told you about CEO Sarah Smith’s visit to Nigeria where she delivered our 4 day Esteem relationships and sex education training to our colleagues at ACET Nigeria.

Reaching children marginalized by deafness

ACET DRC’s aim is to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people, through educational sessions delivered in schools and youth clubs, strengthened by ‘listening centres’ where students can seek further support on personal concerns they cannot discuss in a group.

Belarus: Changing Attitudes

Through their education in schools and colleges, as well as talk shows and club meetings, ACET Belarus teaches young people about relationships and sexual health, HIV prevention, STIs, drugs and alcohol abuse.

The Future of RSE

In early 2018, we took part in a consultation inviting views on the content of statutory relationships education for primary schools, and relationships and sex education (RSE) for secondary schools.

Salt and Light September 2018

Check out the latest edition of the Salt and Light newsletter - sharing stories about the training and education projects which your donations make possible. Read online or download the PDF copy at the bottom of this page to read the newsletter in its entirety.

Happy 30th birthday!

The ACET family was founded in 1988 by Dr Patrick Dixon, as a compassionate response to the HIV pandemic.

The RSE consultation summarised

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 required the Secretary of State for Education to make the subjects of Relationships Education at primary and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at secondary compulsory through regulations.