Join Dr Sophie King-Hill, youth professionals, young people and researchers for an enlightening discussion on the importance of listening to young people’s views on relationships and sex education. This event is co-designed by young people and will provide a unique opportunity for them to share their thoughts on a subject that is rarely in the spotlight.
We welcome you for an afternoon of taboo-busting talks and debate followed by time for light refreshments and networking. This is a great opportunity for interested members of the public to learn more about this important issue and visit the University of Birmingham campus in Edgbaston.
The session will proceed as follows:
Talks will be followed by a professional networking session with refreshments
Research has shown that being heard is important to young people who often feel distanced from important conversations and decisions that affect them, especially regarding relationships and sex. Listening to the views of young people is vitally important to provide appropriate education that supports safe, healthy sexual behaviour and fulfilling relationships. This event aims to uncouple the shame and taboo that is so often associated with discussions around sexual behaviour in young people and promises to be a great opportunity for parents, professionals and the wider public to engage in this important, yet often overlooked, topic.
Dr Sophie King-Hill (Senior Fellow, University of Birmingham): ‘Youth voice in relationships and sex – where are we now’
This event is open to both professionals, parents and any members of the public who are interested in issues relating to relationships and sex education for young people.
This will be of interest to parents, professionals working in relationships and sex education (RSE), school staff, social workers, third sector workers, youth workers, criminal justice teams, the wider public, and of course, young people themselves.