August 26, 2016

In line with the Family Planning Association (FPA), Brook, the Sex Education Forum and other sexual healthcare providers we believe that sex and relationships education (SRE) should be a statutory subject for children and young people of all ages at primary and secondary schools. We also want to see it taught in a deaf-friendly way.
 

Our research revealed that deaf pupils are not being given the level of information and education required by the Nation...

January 29, 2016

 

Four key Commons committees are asking the education secretary to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) which covers sex education compulsory in schools.

 

As a committed member of the Sex Education Forum, Deafax has worked with them in campaigning for statutory status for SRE and investment in training. Currently PSHE education is not part of the statutory national curriculum, which means there is no national programme of study for the subject....

August 23, 2015

The majority of the deaf children trained by Deafax in a Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) lesson do not recognise the word ‘contraception’ or indeed understand what it means.  Even when we subsequently taught them the word, writing it down and demonstrating the sign along with a definition, they were still unable to recall it correctly, instead using the words ‘concept’, ‘conception’ and ‘construction’ in its place.  Yet, there is far less confusion ab...

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