Relationships and staying safe
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has created 3 short films to help young people aged 11-25 years old with learning disabilities, learn about relationships and staying safe.
We advise that you watch them with your parents, carers or other adult professionals. This enables adults to start conversations with you about feelings, privacy and boundaries, friendships, different kinds of love and online safety.
The three films featuring Ash, her friend Jim and her sister Steph are called:
Film 1: You, me and us shows Ash, her friend Jim and her sister Steph talking about how different experiences and relationships make them feel.
Film 2: PANTS explains that private parts are private and talks about personal boundaries. Steph teaches Ash and Jim that it’s OK to say “no” if you don’t want to do something, and they discuss different ways of saying “no”.
Film 3: Changes and choices builds on the understanding that young people have developed through exploring the previous two films. This film is best suited for young people who are beginning to spend time on their own or working towards living independently.
You can watch the films separately or altogether, although it’s most helpful to work through them in the order.
Each film is designed to open up different ways of talking about different topics. They are to be used as part of your ongoing discussions about growing up, relationships and emotions.
The NSPCC has full details and further resources to support these films.
Brook Young People's Information Service is an information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. They also run a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website.
R U Thinking? - a website especially for under 18s. The website gives information on contraception, sex and relationships. It allows you to search for services anywhere in the UK. The helpline is 0800 28 29 30.