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Sexual Health Week campaign

Advice on healthy relationships, consent, sex, contraception and STI’s is being highlighted for young people as part of a campaign organised by the Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) in September.

To coincide with National Sexual Health Week from the 12th – 18th September the LSCB and partners are working together to raise awareness of these issues.

Sexual health is a vast subject and the LSCB chose to focus on some of the broader themes of sexual health due to direct feedback from young people, who said they wanted to know more about relationships in general.

Support and advice for young people

Support and advice for young people

Lincolnshire schools are being encouraged to get involved by talking about sexual health and healthy relationships and raising awareness of key messages to children and parents.

Chris Cook, Chairman of the LSCB, said: “The campaign is about encouraging children, young people and parents to talk about sex and relationships and who they can go to for support and advice. 

 “The LSCB works closely with agencies across the county to protect children and young people. We hope that this campaign will further help children, young people and parents to stay safe and healthy whilst enjoying all that a relationship has to offer.”

Key messages

Research carried out by Brook the young people’s sexual health & wellbeing charity showed that the key to lasting relationships is everyday acts of kindness

Sex and relationship chats with your children won’t make them want to start having sex, it will help them look after themselves when they do

Young parents experience three times the rate of postnatal depression than older parents

The Lincolnshire C-Card scheme provides free condoms and sexual health information to young people aged 13 – 19

If you think a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm call the Children’s Services Customer Service Centre on 01522 782111 

Always call 999 in an emergency.

For any queries about the campaign or for further information about the LSCB call 01522 552083.

 

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Last updated: 31 October 2016

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