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Resources about healthy relationships launched for children and young people with SEND

A screenshot of one of the Love Life Resources. It shows two characters, Ash and Jim hugging affectionately.

New resources developed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) aim to support children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) understand their emotions, relationships and identity. 

The 'Love Life' resources combine video drama with suggestions for activities to get young people thinking about what it means to have healthy relationships. Together these help to support young people with their transition to adulthood, whether they are interested in having sexual relationships or not. 

The three films follow the characters of Ash, Jim and Steph and include: 

  • You, Me and Us: looks at how different situations may make a child or young person feel, what they do and don't like, and who they care about. 
  • PANTS: uses the NSPCC 'PANTS' rule framework to introduce concepts around personal boundaries and consent. 
  • Changes and choices: explores issues such as online safety, safe people, different kinds of love, changing feelings and consent

For more information, and to view the resources please visit the NSPCC website

For further advice and information about dating and relationships for young people with SEND, please click here.

Last Updated 18/12/2019

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