Talking about sex and relationships

Tools to help you start conversations about sex and relationships

Be prepared to talk about sex and relationships - and feel confident in your approach

Forming and exploring relationships of all types is important to girls and young women as they grow up.

'Let's Talk about Sex and Relationships' is a series of resources to help you to respond to their questions whenever they come up. They are also full of ideas on how to incorporate these conversations into planning for your unit meetings.

Sex and relationships guidance isn't part of the formal programme but we believe that we share a responsibility to respond in a positive way to the sex and relationships education needs of our young members.

How we made Let's Talk

  • The content of the resources was defined in consultation with girls, leaders and parents from all sections.
  • The resources were written by a group of Girlguiding volunteers, with expert assistance from Brook, the sexual health advisory service and Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans charity.

Let's Talk about Sex and Relationships: Advice for leaders

This guidance for leaders will give you have the confidence to respond to questions and concerns raised by girls, and to make decisions about sex and relationships education (SRE) for your unit and individual girls.

Information sheets for sections

The Advice for leaders is supported by information sheets with activity ideas for each section to help you explore these issues in an appropriate way.

Want to talk about SRE?

If you have questions about the best way to approach SRE with girls in your unit then contact your Commissioner or our team at HQ.