List of members

Core members of the Sex Education Forum

Our core members are organisations and individuals involved in sex and relationships education (SRE). Many produce SRE resources and training that may be of interest to you. All our core members are in agreement with the Sex Education Forum values and principles.

Core members are listed below under the theme headings: advocacy, children & youth, disability, education, faith & values, health and parenting& family. We also have eleven honorary life members.

 

Core members 

Advocacy

Nat

National AIDS Trust (NAT) the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. They develop policy and campaign for change to stop the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV. Fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources are provided.

Ippf

The International Planned Parenthood Federationa global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health rights for all.   We are a worldwide movement national organisations working with and for communities and individuals.

 

Children and Youth

Big Talk Education

Big Talk Education are specialist SRE providers to children, young people and parents, also delivering SRE for professionals.

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Brighton & Hove City Council provides support to schools in developing sex and relationship education through whole school approaches to PSHE education, health and wellbeing, anti-bullying and equality.

Childnet

 

Childnet is an online safety charity that provides educational resources and training for children, parents, carers, teachers and wider.

 

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Hull City Council commissions a range of universal and early help services to enable young people to have good access to information, knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their sexual health and relationships.

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KIP Education is primarily focused on young people's self-esteem and confidence and the repercussions of those needs not being met, whether it be around sexual health, addiction, self-harm, knife-crime & gangs or bullying.

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Middlesbrough Council, as a Local Authority we have responsibilities for Public Health, sexual health, preventing / reducing teenage pregnancy and preventing / reducing negative risk taking behaviours such as substance misuse and risky sexual behaviours. 

Ncb

National Children's Bureau is a charitable organisation that is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives

Nspcc

NSPCC works with schools on developing peer support schemes, anti-bullying strategies, whole school behaviour policies and curriculum based work on emotional health and well-being.

 

Nya

The National Youth Agency supports those involved in young people's personal and social development and works to enable all young people to fulfil their potential within a just society.  NYA provides information on SRE policy and practice to youth service practitioners and managers.

 

 

 

Disability

Deafax

 

Deafax seeks to empower deaf people of all ages to lead fulfilling lives through the use of innovative communications technologies.

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Image in Action works with young people with learning disabilities using drama, group work and active learning to teach SRE in schools, colleges, centres and housing associations.

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism.

 

Education

Accord Accord Coalition is a campaign coalition of member groups that want state funded schools to be made open and suitable for all, regardless of people or their family's religious or non-religious beliefs.
Apause Apause is a school-based Sex and Relationships Education programme which promotes social inclusion & school improvement through improved relationships and healthier behaviours.

Amal Banunnah

Mrs Amal Banunnah is a lecturer at Um Al-Qura University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). She is also a PhD researcher in early childhood studies at Sheffield University. She is a specialist trainer in sex education to provide training courses to teachers and parents and evaluate Islamic SRE curriculum at schools. She is also a professional and consultant in delivering SRE in the classroom.
 ATL

ATL is the union for education professionals across the UK. They support and represent their members throughout their career, using members' experiences to influence education policy, to defend pay, pensions and conditions and to facilitate career development.

atsac

ATSAC (Association for the Treatment of Sex Addiction & Compulsivity) is a not-for-profit professional association that provides information to the public and professional standards to therapists who work in the field of sex and porn addiction.  They provide information and advice to professionals and the public on the misunderstood issue of sex and pornography addiction.

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The National PSHE CPD Programme, provided by Babcock 4S, is a highly successful piece of Continued Professional Development accredited by the University of Roehampton, which combines practical activities and theory to provide the very best in PSHE developmental training and pedagogy.

 

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Bodysense The creation and dissemination of 3D anatomically correct models and teaching resources enabling young people to develop relationships that bring them acceptance, love and pleasure.

 

Cambpshe Logo Col Web Fit Cambridgeshire PSHE Service is a local authority service providing advice, guidance, training & resources to Cambridgeshire schools, services and settings, and resources and training to schools nationally.
 Chella Quintwebfitbest Chella Quint researches, writes about and performs science communication engagement work around SRE, LGBT and reproductive health topics. She is a qualified teacher and former head of PSHE and her recent dissertation for her MA in Education was entitled Period Positive Schools.Through the #PeriodPositive project, Chella encourages others to talk more openly and honestly about menstruation.

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CWP Resources (The Christopher Winter Project) 

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Cornwall Learning brings together the expertise and experience of a range of teams to focus on improving standards, aspirations and skills of children, young people and those working with them.

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Collingwood Learning is a creative consultancy specializing in issue-based Theatre in Education including Sex and Relationships, among other topics.

Esteem

 

Esteem Resource Network a charity that delivers education for young people, training and networking opportunities in the area of relationships and sexual health.

 

 .Fuition

Fruition is a training consultancy providing both formatted and tailored training for professionals, parents, children and young people across the breadth of Sex & Relationships Education.  SRE consultancy to date includes: mapping of service provision, evaluations, policy and strategy documents for schools, local authorities, PCT's, charities & voluntary sector organisations. lizzie.boyle@btinternet.com

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Herts for Learning (HfL) is a not for profit company owned by Hertfordshire schools and the Local Authority providing an exciting and innovative approach to delivering school improvement services. The PSHE and Wellbeing Adviser provides training and consultancy support to Hertfordshire’s schools on Sex and Relationships Education. Hertfordshire also runs the Healthy Schools Programme and high quality PSHCE is developed as part of a school’s work on this programme. Please see the weblink for further information.

 

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Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE, is a comprehensive PSHE scheme of work for Primary Schools including Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). The Jigsaw team offers training and consultancy on all aspects of PSHE.

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Jonny Hunt, SRE Consultant of Going off the Rails:  I write, design and deliver educational packages for both professionals and young people around all aspects of SRE - including face-to-face work with young people in both primary and secondary education as well as training professionals.

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Loudmouth is an innovative theatre in education company which helps schools and other organisations to complement existing personal, social, health and economic education programmes through interactive drama and discussion.

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 Luton Borough Council is committed to the health and well-being of children and young people in Luton. Sex and Relationship education is supported  through the School Health & Well-Being strategy which seeks to enable young people to make informed choices and keep themselves safe.Visit www.schoolsupport.luton.gov.uk

Nscopse National PSE Association for advisers, inspectors and consultants (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.
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The home of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and SoSAFE! social sexual safety training.

Pshe Ass PSHE Association has been set up to help teachers and other PSHE professionals better plan, manage, deliver, evaluate and monitor PSHE provision. It aims to raise the status of PSHE and increase its impact on learners in the 21st century.
Rom Academy New Romance Academy is a nation-wide sex and relationships education initiative delivered by youth workers. It promotes stable relationships and aims to provide young people with the skills to delay sex.
Rsehub The RSE Hub aims to strengthen Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) provision by providing relevant, credible and useful support on all aspects of RSE.

Ruth Hilton

 

After working for Local Education Authorities for many years, Ruth is now an independent Advisory Teacher for PSHE with interests in SRE and Participation for pupils with SEN. She is also involved with a charity that delivers SRE to Jewish faith schools and as a member of the SEF constantly advocating for increasing SRE provision within PSHE for all schools.

Services for ed

Services for Education provides services in support of excellence in teaching, learning and well-being of children and young people.

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NUS champions students to shape the future of education – and create a better world.

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Sarah offers a complete service tailored to the individual needs of each school
offering: confidentiality, health education, empowering young people to make informed choices and respecting diversity. 

 

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SHEU does mostly lifestyle survey work in schools, but provides a variety of research and publishing services for people interested in health and education. They aim to provide services that promote objective debate in communities about the best ways to serve and educate, principally young people, about health and social issues.

SRE in London

 

Run by Steve Gray, staff training on SRE in schools, colleges, local authorities, youth settings and other agencies used by young people.

 

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Stevenson Training & Interventions, provides comprehensive training for professionals working with young people and workshops to young people, on different elements of Sex & Relationship Education.

 streetwise

 Streetwise works with Jewish schools and Community organisations, enhancing the personal safety and personal development of young Jewish people to support their safe, physical, and emotional wellbeing.

Straight Talking

Straight Talking raises young people's awareness of the problems associated with teenage parenthood with the aim of reducing the high rates of teenage pregnancy. Young parents delivering the programme are supported and empowered to reach their potential.

Tina Black 

 

Dedicated to the planning, delivery and evaluation of accurate, high quality, innovative SRE in line with the schools ethos and values.

 

Tender

Tender works with young people, teachers and youth workers, using drama education, to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse.

 TLS

 

Teaching Lifeskills provides schools with Sex and Relationships Education programmes that equip students with the skills they need on their journey through adolescence to adulthood.

 

 WorcestershireNHS

Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust (sexual Health Service) education team provide training for professionals to deliver SRE to young people, including delivery to vulnerable young people through schools, social services, charities and local government agencies.  They also provide a young peoples drop-in service Time 4U, including and outreach nurse service and sexual health counselling.

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Young Epilepsy caters for young adults 16-25 with a range of abilities. They tailor programmes to meet individual needs in Life Skills, Sex & Relationships Education (SRE), Employability, Work Experience, Land based Industry (farm & horticulture), Art & Drama.

Faith and Values

British Humanist Association

The British Humanist Association is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. It has a long history of contributing towards and improving state education. It provides materials and advice to parents, governors, students, teachers and academics. It also works closely with others on education issues in a range of forums, in particular with respect to SRE/PSHE, RE, citizenship, science, and children's rights.

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Church of England Education Division promotes education and learning that nurtures people within the church and community, encourages the faith, vocation and participation of all, equips those engaged in all forms of ministry and provides opportunities.

       Methodist Church   

 The Methodist Church is a provider of primary and secondary education and of initial and continuing teacher education and has an interest in the development of curriculum policy and practice       

National Secular Society

The National Secular Society campaigns from a non-religious perspective for the separation of religion and state and promote secularism as the best means to create a society in which people of all religions or none can live together fairly and cohesively. 

 

Health

Bodyandsoul

Body and Soul is a leading UK charity providing psycho social support to children, teenagers and adults living with or closely affected by HIV.

Brook

Brook is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25.

 Bpas

Bpas is a charity providing pregnancy counselling, contraception and abortion care, as well as STI testing and treatment, on behalf of the NHS across the UK. They provide advice and care to young women with unintended pregnancies each year and use their experience in this area to inform sexual health policy and advocate for the reproductive healthcare services men and women need.

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The Centre for Public Health within the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol conducts research on a range of policy topics including sexual health, mental health, obesity, physical activity, nutrition and substance use, with the aim of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and reducing health inequities. 

 

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The Children and Young People Wellbeing service at Kent Community Health NHS Trust delivers services and programmes to enable children and young people to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We work in partnership with schools and their communities. We provide training, resources and support to enable sustained health improvement. 

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Leicestershire Healthy Schools, Leicestershire County Council: Improving the health & wellbeing of the poulation of Leicestershire. 

 

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Sexual Health Sheffield is an integrated city-wide service provided by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It brings together the GUM Clinic, Sheffield Contraception and Sexual Health and the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health.

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SH:24 is an online sexual and reproductive health service, delivered in partnership with the NHS. We provide free STI test kits, information and advice – 24 hours a day

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Superdrug is the UK's second largest health and beauty retailer consisting of 787 stores with 200 pharmacies and 23 nurse clinics.

 

Fpa

 

FPA is a sexual health charity working to improve the sexual health of all people throughout the UK.

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The Eddystone Trust is an independent sexual health and HIV organisation providing support, advocacy, information, training and prevention services across the South West of England.

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Enhance the UK is a user led charity aiming to assist people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments play an active, full role within society.

 
Ihpe

The Institute of Health Promotion and Education was established over 50 years ago to bring together those with an interest in health promotion and health education and to provide a voice for health promotion. 

Medfash

Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health(MEDFash) is a charity which works with policy-makers and health professionals, to promote excellence in the prevention and management of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects to anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.

 Shropshire

Winner of the Sexual Health 2102 Pamela Sheridan award for innovation and finalist in 2015. The Respect Yourself RSE curriculum resource provides teachers guidance, lesson plans Y1-11, resources  and sample policy and framework for governors and heads for  working with parents  and a integrated tracking methodology for pupils year 6-11 measuring skills, confidence and knowledge. Public Health funds advice, support, training and resources for Shropshire schools. See Healthy Shropshire website

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Spectrum Community Health provides advice, care and treatment on a range of health and wellbeing services for the people of Wakefield on behalf of NHS.

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Terrence Higgins Trust was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been leading the fight against HIV and AIDS with a mission to reduce the spread of HIV by providing services which improve the quality of life of those affected

 

Parenting and Family

Fflag

FFLAG (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) works to educate and inform on the subject of homosexual relationships, working with parents, young people, schools and governors.

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity offering help and information for parents and families via a range of services including a free 24-hour confidential helpline, workshops, courses, information, leaflets, email helpline and website.

One Plus One

One Plus One focuses on understanding the causes, effects and prevention of relationship breakdown. It's central aim is to translate research findings into practical training programmes to help couples and families.

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Positive Parenting and Children is the UK’s longest-running charity supporting children and families living with HIV and AIDS. Qualified social workers and family support workers from Positive Parenting and Children work with families to address problems that can adversely affect their health and to encourage and facilitate openness about HIV within the family.

Relate

Relate provides advice, counselling, and mediation services.  Relate trainers work with young people,
parents and professionals.


 

Honorary Life Members


Anne Weyman OBE
Sue Plant
Dilys Went
Hilary Dixon
Liz Swinden
Lorna Scott
Melody Dougan
Hansa Patel-Kanwal OBE
Jo Adams MBE
Gill Frances OBE
Alison Hadley OBE

Life membership status is decided at the discretion of the Advisory Group in the light of the proposed Life Member's expertise, contribution to the field and perspective on the work.

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