SHARE- Sexual Health and Relationships: Safe, Happy and Responsible.

Wight,D Dixon,H 2004. SHARE- Sexual Health and Relationships: Safe, Happy and Responsible. The rationale, principles and content of a research-based teacher-led sex education programme that originated in the early 1990s and is increasingly being implemented in schools across Scotland largely due to its positive reception by pupils and teachers and the rigorous evaluation of processes,. Education and Health 22(1),3-7,. PDF

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PCT Performance Manager paying tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

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"...the only question to cause a problem was 'has everyone got a pen?" Supervisor's notes following a school survey

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At the time, the results were very useful and the feedback report very useful and insightful. Significant changes will occur in our schools health and wellbeing provision next year and conducting another survey will certainly help me to ensure I am planning effectively for the needs of our pupils.

Head of Health and Wellbeing

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Class teacher

I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your talk at last week's conference.

Chief Executive, substance use charity

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Teenage Pregnancy Manager

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