ERIC Number: EJ803384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
SRE and Young People in Further Education: A Review of Provision and Practice in England
Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal for Pastoral Care & Personal-Social Education, v25 n3 p39-48 Sep 2007
Many initiatives relating to young people's sexual health have focused on under 16s. Yet, most young people become sexually active between the ages of 16 and 19 and 80 per cent of under-18 conceptions are to 16- and 17-year-olds. The shift from school to further education marks a time of transition in young people's lives. It is a time when information and support with sexual health issues is particularly relevant. Reforms to the further education sector invite a fresh look at how every young person's health and well-being can best be supported. This is in the context of the government teenage pregnancy strategy, which aims to reduce under-18 conceptions. This paper reports on research conducted by the Sex Education Forum with young people and staff in further education settings across England. This research was used to write guidance on the provision of sexual health services for young people in further education settings, which was published by the Department for Education and Skills and with support from the Department of Health and ministerial backing in June 2007.
Descriptors: Health Services, Sex Education, Adult Education, Pregnancy, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Agencies, Late Adolescents, Postsecondary Education, Guidelines, Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)