Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing


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 to...

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. 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 targeting...

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...

8th March 2018

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are reminded of the extraordinary, intrepid and heroic woman throughout history who have stood up against gender injustices.

Woman such as Mother Theresa, who devoted her life to help the sick, needy and poor; or Yaa Asantewaa, a female Ghanaian warrior who led the rebellion...

10th January 2018

Pornhub, the world’s largest porn site, reports that in 2017 the globally most searched for term was ‘lesbian’. Their annual statistics show that what some educators might consider fringe sexual interests are now very popular online. In particular, Japanese animated pornography (called Hentai) and family related terms such as ‘step mom‘, and ’...