Evidence

Research evidence about SRE & sexual health

All our work is underpinned by an evidence base, and we seek to make research about SRE accessible to practitioners and policy-makers. Below you will find key research briefings and reports from Sex Education Forum surveys.

Our latest publication is 'SRE - the evidence' (2015) which highlights relevant findings from the Natsal-3 survey.

A reading list, links to free access research articles, books and reports and an overview of key statistics and data relating to SRE and young people's sexual health is available in our members web-portal

 

Evidence briefings

Book

SRE - the evidence (2015) [PDF]

Book

Parents and SRE (2011) [PDF] 

Book Abstinence-only Education (2004) [PDF]                        

 

Surveys with young people & teachers

Ligh -bulb Heads or Tails?; what young people tell us about sex and relationships education (2016)
Ligh -bulb Survey report: young people's experiences of HIV and AIDS education (2011) 
Ligh -bulb Forum briefing: young people's survey on Sex and Relationships Education (2008) 
Ligh -bulb Forum briefing: teacher's survey on Sex and Relationships Education (2008) 

 

Mapping surveys & SRE in Further Education

Pencil Key findings - Sex and relationships education in further education settings (2010) - [PDF 230 KB]
Pencil Exploratory Research - Sex and relationships education in further education settings (NCB, 2009) [PDF 416 KB]
Pencil Investigating training and resources - Sex and relationships education in further education settings (2010) [PDF 398 KB]
Pencil Young people with learning disabilities - Sex and relationships education in further education settings (2010) [PDF 337 KB]
Pencil National mapping survey of on-site sexual health services in education settings: Provision in schools and pupil referral units in England (2008) [PDF 2.6 MB]
Pencil National mapping survey of on-site sexual health services in education settings: provision in FE and sixth form colleges (2008) [PDF 2.6 MB]