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RSE Draft policy for consultation with Parents 2024

Please read the full and /or summary policies and respond if you have any feedback by 7th June 2024.

Supoport For Parents

NSPCC is good for Online relationships

links to leaflets for parents providing advice on supporting children with a range of RSE and mental health.

Includes advice for how to deal with difficult conversations and also recommended books for supporting primary aged children with RSE.

RSE resources for children-

Online Safety resources
Jessie and friends- for children aged 4-7
Think u know-  for parents and children
Google- Be Internet Legends

This website has advice and resources from St John's ambulance relating to a wide range of first aid.

First aid for children from Red Cross-

Tips From Childline on having difficult conversations with children

Whether you’re talking to a group or an individual, there are some general principles that will help you discuss sensitive subjects with children and young people.

Help them feel comfortable

Acknowledge that the topic isn’t easy to talk about but explain why it’s important to talk about it.

Show you’re listening

Encourage children to talk openly and make it clear that you value their opinions. You could set ground rules, such as not interrupting and respecting other people’s points of view.

Give them time

Allow children to set their own pace - don’t push them to say more than they want to. They may need time to process certain topics – so make sure they know they can come back to you another time if they need to.

Stay neutral

Avoid displaying strong emotions such as shock or embarrassment in response to something a child or young person says. This might discourage them from sharing their experiences with you.

Be open and honest

Encourage them to ask questions. Answer them as honestly as possible, whilst taking into consideration their age and emotional maturity.

Get your facts straight

If you don’t know the answer to a question, say so – don’t provide young people with information that’s incorrect. You could look for the answer together, recommend where they can find information or research and share what you have found next time you meet.

If you’re talking about something like coronavirus where the situation may change quickly, explain this and let children know how to stay updated as things progress.

Use the right language

Make sure children understand the terminology associated with the topic and that it is age-appropriate. Avoid using euphemisms. Look at the language used on resources developed by and for children such as the Childline website.

Be clear about confidentiality

It’s important that children feel able to share their experiences with you. But if you have any concerns about their wellbeing you must make a report. Never promise to keep things a secret and explain that you have a responsibility to tell people who can help.


Childline also have some online games and activities for under 12s

Analysis of RSE survey for parents 2020

A summary of key points taken from survey results