Category: Amplify Youth

1000 young people taught RSE by Amplifyouth this year!

 Amplifyouth is passionate about delivering high   quality education around Christian faith, student   wellbeing and relationship and sex education.  During our first year we have been able to engage   with approximately 1000 young people in high   quality RSE around the West Midlands area and beyond, which has been a real privilege and joy! Feedback from both

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Autism… from a student’s perspective

Recently I have untaken some training to try and learn more about autism. Yesterday I took part in some training delivered by actforautism.co.uk where we were shown a short film created by some autistic students who were trying to explain how it sometimes feels in school to have autism, from their perspective, and what is

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HIV breakthrough?!

As many will have seen, today a London patient has been declared to be the second person ever to receive a stem cell transplant resulting in undetectable HIV loads without being on ART. This could be a significant breakthrough in the area of HIV, if this is found to be successful and a cure, but

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Grooming through the digital world

For many young people today, certainly by teenage years, the world between the online and offline world is seamless. Friendships and relationships are created, built and maintained through the digital world as well as face to face. While this can be a positive thing, for too many young people these connections in the digital world

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RSE guidance is out!

At the beginning of this week the revised guidance on Relationship education, RSE and health education was released. The guidance can be read here. The revised guidance has been published and will now be subject to a debate in Parliament, which is intended to happen in the next few months. This final debate will result

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How do you measure worth?

How does someone measure their worth? This is a question we could all perhaps take time to consider. For many young people worth comes from a society that thrives on comparison, the ‘not quite good enough’ and the world on online ‘likes’, but where can this lead? The inquisitive mind outlines various researchers findings, suggesting

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Too soon for sex?

Too soon for sex? Research and findings published in the BMJ suggest so for some young people. Findings included factors such as socio economic background, education levels and the source of their sex education as factors in whether a young person engaged in what would be considered ‘healthy sexual activity’ and at what age. The

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Two million people experience domestic abuse in England and Wales

BBC news report today that 2 million 16-59 year olds have reported experiencing domestic abuse while in a relationship. The law around what ‘domestic abuse’ now covers and other significant changes that are being rolled out can be read here at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46939735 Teaching young people from an early age about what a healthy relationship looks

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Are you ready for 2020?

Are you ready for 2020 when RSE becomes statutory? In a recent survey the sex education forum have taken, one in three teachers were documented saying that they had had no training in RSE.  This is a sad, and potentially precarious situation for both staff and students to be left in.  You can see the

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