Growing up can be very difficult for a young person. Finding the right words to talk about sex and relationships may not be easy. It may not always be easy to speak to a parent. However, there are other adults available to speak to.
It is important that you do speak to someone if you are worried or need advice.
- It is illegal to have sex under the age of 16.
- In some circumstances you are not able to consent e.g. under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. This applies in adulthood/please note anyone who takes advantage of another under these circumstances could be charged as it is a criminal offence.
- Never give in to pressure to have sex if you aren’t ready.
- Never pressure your partner to have sex.
- For those that are in a sexual relationship it’s important to stay healthy by using condoms to help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- It’s not just about sex and biology; it’s about relationships, puberty, body-changes, love and self-esteem.
If you are worried or concerned about anything relating to your sexual health, you can speak to the safeguarding team located near G17 / ICT Technicians Workroom. Or talk to your PYL or AYL who will inform Safeguarding staff.
If you would like further information on support available regarding your Sexual Health, the website and contact numbers below can help;
Rotherham Family Planning Centre
Telephone (01709) 304845
Rotherham Hospital Sexual Health / GU Medicine
Telephone (01709) 427777
Barnsley Hospital Sexual Health / GU Medicine
Telephone 0800 055 6442
Your own doctor can offer support and advice around sexual health.