Relationships and sex education survey - key findings report
From July-September 2021 Essex County Council conducted a survey for young people aged 16-25, on the topic of relationships and sex education (RSE).
Building on previous engagement with young people, we wanted to further understand how we can ensure young people in Essex are supported to have healthy relationships.
Relationships and sex education (RSE) is now part of a mandatory curriculum to be taught in schools.
This survey sought to gather views around young people’s sexual health needs within Essex, what further information they would like regarding sexual health and relationships, and where they like to get this information.
This insight will be used to help shape and improve young people’s sexual health services within Essex.
Following the report analysing the responses of the RSE 2021 survey the Essex Teenage Pregnancy Prevention group will, over the coming months, seek to address the findings via an action plan which will be followed up using a ‘you said we did’ approach. The report will also be shared with a range of local partners working with young people including those delivering RSE to enable them to make use of the insight gathered to inform their future work and or services.
Work is currently underway with young people to design additional age appropriate questions for 11-15 year olds and the survey will be re-run in the Summer of 2022.
For more information on the RSE survey please contact Helen Gregory Wellbeing and Public Health Manager email: [email protected] or Carolyn Huntley, Senior Wellbeing and Public Health Officer email: [email protected]
The report is available to download below.