Undateable? Not me! Resources: General to Consent
Information and resources about friendships and relationships to support people to have a great life
The Brook A-Z of sex
A comprehensive dictionary of words and phrases relating to sex and relationships.
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A site about sex, sexual health and relationships, especially for young people with disabilities.
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Growing up, sex and relationships
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The purpose of this leaflet is to help young people with disabilities learn more about growing up, friendships, sex and relationships.
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Netbuddy sex and relationships pack
Learning about sex, sexuality and relationships is an important part of all our lives.
Access to good quality information and advice is very important. This info pack rounds up resources, services, information and advice that is available surrounding this sensitive subject.
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Relationships, sexual health and parenthood resource for young people with ASD
This extensive resource, produced by Learning and Teaching Scotland aims to help those involved in delivering sexual health and relationships education to those with an autism spectrum disorder.
It does this by giving autism-specific advice aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at mainstream secondary school staff to encourage innovative, individualised and creative teaching and giving guidance on the different approaches that can be taken to support individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.
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Bodysense produce innovative teaching resources that respond to the sex education needs of young people of all abilities. They produce anatomically correct models and a wide range of teaching resources that enable young people to develop relationships that bring them acceptance, love and pleasure.
Download the catalogue from the BodySense website >
Talking together ... about sex and relationships
A practical resource for schools and parents working with young people with learning disabilities. Has activities and illustrated stories to help young people aged 13 and above explore a range of situations that they may face as they grow up. Ideal for use in the classroom, it also has pages for parents/carers so that home and school can work in partnership. Now comes with all page images on an accompanying CD.
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Image in Action
Image in Action believes that people with disabilities or additional learning needs have a right to information and understand about sexuality.
Acknowledged as leaders in the field of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) for people with learning disabilities, autism and additional learning needs,among the resources they offer are Let’s Do It and Let’s Plan It - for people who want to lead group work about sex and relationships with activities and session plans. The Confidence Factor has lots of accessible, picture based sheets helping young people think about being assertive, friendships, fancying others, keeping safe etc.
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Making choices Keeping safe
Policy and Practice Guidelines on relationships and sexual wellbeing when working with people with learning disabilities.
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Sexual abuse resource from CHANGE
A booklet written using easy words and pictures. It covers recognising abuse, saying no, rape, pornography, the law, disclosure, reporting abuse and where to get help.
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Books Beyond Words - Jenny Speaks Out
Jenny Speaks Out may enable a person with learning disabilities or mental health problems to open up about their experience of sexual abuse.
There is background information on sexual abuse, including the necessity of gaining medical evidence if it is reported as a crime. Advice is given to dispel commonly held beliefs about this kind of abuse.
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Learning Disabilities, Autism and Internet Safety: A Parent’s Guide
This guide aims to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do.
The guide also suggests resources that will help children get the most out of the internet at home and in the community.
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Internet safety advice from Safer Net
Safer Net is owned and managed by the charity Respond and gives advice on staying safe online for people with learning disabilities, and those who support them.
The site also aims to raise awareness of online abuse, the different ways that this can happen, and what to do if it happens to you or to someone you know.
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Internet and phone bullying factsheet
This easy read factsheet produced by Surrey Police gives information and advice on how to stay safe on the internet and when using your phone.
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Exploring sexual and social understanding
This illustrated pack has been developed to provide a flexible visual resource that can be used to assess sexual knowledge and capacity to consent of people with learning disabilities. It will help to teach and discuss appropriate social and sexual behaviour.
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"Love is": what you asked about your rights, relationships and sex
This booklet contains a set of rules agreed by public agencies in Highland for staff working with people with learning disabilities.
It provides information for people with learning disabilities about what support they can get and the rules staff must follow when helping them.
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Decisions about sex for people with learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities are often victims of sexual abuse. Nurses need to assess their ability to consent and help them understand the consequences of sexual contact.
This article includes:
- Supporting people with learning disabilities to consent to sex, marriage and civil partnerships
- Assessing the capacity of a person with learning disabilities to consent to a sexual relationship
- How to address concerns about sexual abuse involving people with learning disabilities
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Mencap factsheet on PMLD and sexuality
Mencap have produced a really useful factsheet on the topic of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their sexuality.
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Learning disabilities, sex and the law: a practical guide
This book looks at legislation around sexual activity and people with learning disabilities, covering subjects such as capacity to consent, intimate care, record keeping and contraception.
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