Developing the learning and thinking of children and young people around Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) is a cornerstone of the safeguarding agenda. Empowering our children and young people to know what healthy relationships are and what they are not; to understand what consent is and what it is not and to make informed choices and decisions about sexual health is integral to developing the attitude, skills and knowledge to stay safe.
The development of the national resource is a huge boost to the aim of consistent and appropriate delivery of RSHP for all of our children and young people from Early Level to Senior Phase.
RSHP for Children and Young People with ASN
Whilst some children and young people may access the RSHP programme in schools, they may need additional one-to-one learning support.
It is important that the rights of children and young people with ASN to have access to information about their physical and emotional development and sexual wellbeing, are respected. As far as possible, children and young people should be accessing the same messages about their physical and emotional development and sexual wellbeing, as their age peers. Themes planned for Third, Fourth and Senior Phase should form an integral part of the RSHP offer for young people with ASN, albeit delivered taking into account individual learning needs.