Sex and Relationships


Students’ Sexual Health: The Importance of School Practices

This webinar was held in February 2018 and was presented by Dr Honor Young, Cardiff University

New and emerging risk behaviours: gambling and dating and relationship violence

This webinar was held in November 2019 and was presented by Dr Sara Long and Dr Graham Moore, Cardiff University

Research Briefings:

These are short, school-friendly summaries of research studies that have been completed using SHRN data. Full papers for the studies are linked to below under ‘Research Papers’

Sexual health outcomes for young people in state care

School Practices Important for Young People’s Sexual Health

Dating and Relationship Violence: victimization and perpetration among young people in Wales

Other Resources:

Contact your local Healthy Schools team for advice on all aspects of relationships and sex education and recommended local support and resources

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. Their website has lots of information about all aspects of sex and relationships, as well as leaflets, posters and resources to order.

Family Planning Association
The fpa is a sexual health charity which provides information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Their website has information that will help students, staff and parents/carers.

Sexwise provides easy to access information for young people on contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy.

Sex Education Forum
The Sex Education Forum is run by the National Children’s Bureau. It aims to ensure that children and young people have the right to good sex and relationships education (SRE). Its work is underpinned by evidence, a rights-based approach and the expressed needs of children and young people.

Stonewall Cymru
Stonewall Cymru is the all-Wales Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Charity. Its aim is to achieve equality for LGBT people at home, at school and at work. The website has resources for schools.

NHS Wales
NHS Wales provides information regarding sexual health and accessing advice and support services.

Online Safety
The Welsh Government’s Hwb digital learning platform supports learners, parents and carers, schools and colleges with a range of resources and guidance regarding keeping safe online.

The Terrance Higgins Trust
The Terrance Higgins Trust provides advice and support regarding HIV and sexual health.

AGENDA: a Young People’s Guide to Making Positive Relationships Matter
An online guide with equality, diversity and children’s rights and social justice at its heart.

Research Papers:

Young H, Long S, Melendez-Torres G, Kim H, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G
Dating and relationship violence victimization and perpetration among 11–16 year olds in Wales: a cross-sectional analysis of the School Health Research Network (SHRN) survey
Journal of Public Health

Young H, Long S, Hallingberg B, Fletcher A, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G
School practices important for students’ sexual health: Analysis of the School Health Research Network survey in Wales
European Journal of Public Health

Roberts L, Long SJ, Young H, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G
Sexual health outcomes for young people in state care: Cross-sectional analysis of a national survey and views of social care professionals in Wales
Children and Youth Sciences Review