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Sexual Health

RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) is about the emotional, social and cultural development of young people, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RSE involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values to enable students to consider their own views, health and wellbeing and make informed choices. RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity directly or indirectly.

At Links Academy Hatfield the aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) are to:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare students for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help students develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach students the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Promote inclusivity by an awareness and acknowledgement of diversity
  • Allow students to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and contextualise these within the digital age

As a secondary academy school we must provide RSE to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.

Helpful information and guidance on a range of sexual health and relationship topics


Confidential help and advice


Sexual health advice and guidance, signposting for young people.

NHS Sexual Health CentreNHS Sexual Health Centre

Hatfield Sexual Health Centre
AL10 0LT

0300 008 5522 – call for opening times which are different each day

Hertfordshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)Hertfordshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)

Our telephone 0808 178 4448 is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call to speak with a nurse for support and to discuss your options for making an in-person appointment and/or referrals.


The Proud TrustThe Proud Trust

Information for LGBT+ young people exploring coming out, faith and religion, and staying safe. Read experiences from other LGBT+ people.


All of the services strive to be safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ young people.

Services for Young PeopleServices for Young People

Services for Young People supports young LGBT+ people through projects across the county and through the ‘Who not What’ group, which represents the voice of the young LGBT+ community of Hertfordshire at a county-wide level.


Supporting LGBTQ+ young people online.

Young Pride in HertsYoung Pride in Herts

The Young Pride in Herts website is for young people in the LGBT+ community in Hertfordshire.

MindMind Herts – Online LGBTQ+ Group

Hertfordshire LGBTQ+ Health & Wellbeing CIC and Herts Pride are excited to be supporting this new weekly online Zoom meeting group in partnership with Hertfordshire Mind Network.