Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day

RSE Day occurs annually on the last Thursday of June. The day is dedicated to celebrating excellent relationships and sex education, that promotes the wellbeing and safety of children and young people, in schools and other settings.

It is about celebrating the role everyone plays in RSE (including schools, families and communities) and encouraging adults and young people to talk about these topics positively and openly.

Good quality RSE is important all year round, however 24th June is an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness of and share excellent practice in RSE across the country.

Becoming comfortable talking about RSE has a positive impact on our lives. Good quality conversations about RSE help to keep us safe, improve our communication, increase our understanding of sex and relationships and can improve self-esteem and confidence.

RSE Day was created as a call to action, for everyone to recognise their part in effective RSE for children and young people, whether that be in schools, homes or other settings.

This year’s theme is ‘Faces’. This can be interpreted however we want. It might refer to the many different faces of people who we have relationships with, how we see and portray ourselves to others, or how expression and emotion might be linked to RSE. The idea is that however we might interpret this theme, it gets a conversation going around RSE.

For more information about RSE Day, including ideas about what you could do on the day, you may wish to visit the RSE Day website

Please click on the link below for ideas to make the most of RSE Day for Parents