All children and young people deserve an education that supports them to thrive. Quality relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) is an important part not only of keeping children and young people safe, but of helping them to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
Yet our School Report showed that:
- 40 per cent of lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) pupils are never taught anything about LGBT issues at school
- only one in five (20 per cent) have learnt about consent in same-sex relationships
- fewer than one in five (17 per cent) have learnt about violence or abuse in same-sex relationships.
Statutory RSHE means all children and young people, including those who are LGBT, can get the information they need to make healthy, informed choices.
At Stonewall, we’ve worked with hundreds of schools and colleges to help create a world where all children and young people are free to be themselves. Our team of experts have created some free guidance to help schools feel confident planning and delivering LGBT-inclusive RSHE. To read the guidance in full, download our guide, ‘Putting it into Practice’. We are grateful to Sex Education Forum for their help in developing the content.
To make it easier for you, we’ve included a summary of the content below. Not sure where to start? Browse our suggestions for including LGBT content in the RSHE curriculum, or check out our top tips on implementing LGBT-inclusive RSHE.
Discover the guide
LGBT-inclusive teaching is always relevant.
What could an LGBT-inclusive RSHE curriculum look like in primary schools?
What could an LGBT-inclusive RSHE curriculum look like in secondary schools?
Find out more.
Read the steps.
What to look out for.