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Relationships & Sex Education

Healthy relationships

Being in a relationship can be both exciting and confusing, but it should be an overall positive experience. All relationships have their ups and downs.

It won’t be romance and roses every day,  but you should feel good about yourself and each other.

A healthy relationship is one based on respect, trust, honesty, support, fairness, and good communication. Here are some top tips:

  • Listen to one another
  • Be honest and open with one another
  • Have fun together
  • Be kind to one another
  • Respect each other’s opinions

Consent

In a healthy relationship, you should feel safe and respected. If you find yourself in a sexual situation with a partner, you should feel comfortable in saying yes OR no. It’s important to remember that you always have a right to say no to any form of sex or sexual activity – and to withdraw your consent – at any time. Nobody should ever do something to you without your full consent.

Sexual consent is when you agree to be involved in anything sexual without feeling pressured, scared, or drunk. It can include sex, touching, taking pictures or any sexual activity.

For more help and information, you can talk to a trusted adult, visit ChildLine or complete our contact form

Safeguarding

We believe that all young people deserve to be treated well and protected from abuse and maltreatment. Safeguarding is the action that is taken to keep people safe and protect them from harm.