Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

RSHP Forth Valley UPDATE. May 2020.

  1. The new national RSHP resource is now online.

It is still in draft format, with all changes to be finalised by the end of the year. Please use or read the resource and send feedback.


As the resource is so large we would suggest that you could;

  • pick just a few topics that interest you.
  • focus on the lessons that you might find more difficult to teach.
  • explore topics that are new to you or the school.

To ensure the resource is as inclusive as possible, can we remind ASN teachers at secondary level to please look at 3rd, 4th and senior level.


  • New Guidelines from the Scottish Government on ‘Harmful sexual behaviour by children and young people: Expert Group report’.


The Expert Group report specifically mentions the new National RSHP resource as the ‘go-to’ resource for preventing and addressing sexually harmful behaviour.

Our Forth Valley Managing Sexualised Behaviour Guidelines for schools are available at


  • Free Condoms by Post.

Just a reminder of the free Condoms by Post scheme in Forth Valley . This is running as a normal service and is available at

Sexual Health clinics. Young people should be advised to ring the Helpline (01324 673554, Mon-Fri 8.30-12.30) to check on support and services available during Covid-19.

RSHP  learning at home suggestions

Here are some suggestions for learning about relationships, sexual health and parenthood at home. The ideas cover Early through to Second Level.

RSHP – LEARNING AT HOME Early, First and Second level (1)


Podcast suggestions


Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer

Lindsay Amer is the creator of “Queer Kid Stuff,” an educational video series that breaks down complex ideas around gender and sexuality through songs and metaphors. By giving kids and their families a vocabulary to express themselves, Amer is helping to create more empathetic adults — and spreading a message of radical acceptance in a world where it’s sometimes dangerous to just be yourself. “I want kids to grow up and into themselves with pride for who they are and who they can be,” Amer says.




Developments have continued on the new national  Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood resource. Details can be found here on areas at each CfE level and about professional learning opportunities. The link is here to see the draft content: