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Sex Education

Sex is often regarded as a taboo subject, and parents sometimes find it difficult talking to their children about relationships and sexuality - particularly when a child has a physical disability or needs constant care. 

The following resources may help you with these discussions.

  • Together for Short Lives has written guidance to help parents, children’s palliative care professionals and young people themselves feel informed and more able to talk openly about their sexuality - Let's Talk About Sex
  • Contact a Family has produced three guides for young people, parents and professionals. Download a copy of Growing up, sex and relationships from their resource library.
  • FPA works directly with people with learning disabilities in schools and other settings such as supported living accommodation and day centres. You can buy copies of their publications for people with learning disabilities from the fpa website.