The purpose of this survey, led by Essex Youth Service and Essex Public Health, was to gather the views of young people on a range of topics relating to relationships and sexual health, understanding what further information and support they would like and their preferred ways in which to access it.
Following on from our first Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) survey in 2021 gathering the views of 16-25 year olds, this year we continued our work with young people to co-design survey questions for 11-25 year olds. Age appropriate questions were developed for young people in Years 7-9, young people in Years 10-11 and young people aged 17-25.
This insight will be used to help shape and improve services so that young people feel supported to have healthy relationships.
Please find main research report below, as well as a number of district level reports. These were only produced for those districts where response rates were higher, and the district level reports are intended to provide an indication only.