University of Edinburgh

Sex Education; meeting the curricular challenges for young people with multiple disabilities, including sensory impairments

Tuesday 28 February 2006


This day's course aimed to explore head-on the Scottish Executive's commitment to a fully inclusive educational curriculum for all children and young people. But what does this really mean for young people with multiple disabilities? Is it possible to deliver an accessible sex education curriculum? And how should we define sex education? These are some of the questions explored, by first asking what is expected in Scottish schools and what dilemmas does this bring? Examples of good practice from across the UK were considered and the question of what policy and training backgrounds need to be in place to implement such practices. The course was an opportunity for us all to share our own examples of good practice and consider how practitioners across Scotland could support each other in this complex subject area, including via web-based resources.

Presenters: Paul Hart, Principal Officer, Sense Scotland will chair;
Dave Stewart, Shepherd School, Nottingham
speakers from schools in England, Scotland, voluntary organisations and freelance trainers with expertise in this area.