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15th August 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.

The future of relationships and sex education (RSE)

The Department...

14th August 2018

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

Working as a doctor, Patrick started to meet people who were dying from AIDS-related illnesses but were being treated with fear, ignorance and discrimination: isolated in hospital; or refused care at home or hospices.

Patrick took...

6th August 2018

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.

In early 2018, a public consultation invited interested organisations, teachers, parents and young people...

25th July 2018

During the past academic year, we welcomed 54 new members to the Esteem network of relationships and sex educators, after they attended one of our 4 day Esteem RSE training courses. This means more and more young people are being reached with good quality RSE.

We ran a number of courses in the last year - in Surrey, Luton, Chester,...

25th July 2018

So another academic year draws to an end, and we look back on all the relationships and sex educations sessions we have run this year with the young people of Southwark. It's been another amazing year spent with amazing young people!

1462 students from year seven right through to sixth form attended at least one of our sessions....

29th March 2018

This month we have delivered two parents’ workshops in Kent, supporting parents and carers in how to have conversations with their children about bodies, relationships and sex.

Alongside discussing topics such as child development and the teenage brain, we also discussed the prevalence of social media use amongst young people,...

23rd March 2018

The latest edition of the Salt and Light newsletter shares stories about education projects which your donations make possible. Whether in the UK or overseas, culturally sensitive relationships and sex education has such a positive impact on people’s lives.

Shining light on online ‘death groups’

Social media groups are...

22nd March 2018

A lot has changed since the last official guidance on Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) was published in 2000: not least the emergence and growth of sexting, social media and online pornography.

To inform the content of the new RSE guidance (statutory from September 2019), the Department for Education recently held a public...

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