Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships

Written by Together for Short Lives and the Open UniversityDate 01 Dec 2015

A free guide is now available for professionals to support young people with uncertain life-expectancy who want to experience intimacy, sex and relationships.

Talking about Sex, Sexuality and Relationships: Guidance and Standards has been published by The Open University in partnership with Together for Short Lives.

It sets out principles, guidance and standards for health, social care and education practitioners who support young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

The guide aims to help break down taboos and enable professionals to gain skills and confidence in exploring sexuality for these young people safely and legally.

Real life case studies are featured to show how the law applies in practice, along with the views of young people on the specific challenges they face in developing their sexual identities.