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Relationships and Sex Education: The Evidence

2 November 2022

This briefing aims to provide an accessible and accurate summary of the latest research evidence relating to relationships and sex education (RSE), particularly the contribution of RSE to behaviour change. This document is an update to our previous evidence briefing (2015).

Alongside the full briefing, which is 14 pages long (plus a full list of references) we have produced a 'quick guide' featuring the main points. Select from the one and two page versions, which include identical content. These may be useful to sharing with a wide range of people such as parents and carers, governors and school staff who are less directly involved in RSE. 

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