Last week, the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, announced UK schools were to close as of Friday 20th March and “will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus”.
Until further notice, all Brook clinics will be running an altered service, with adjustments to operating times and access. We will regularly update the public on the status of our services.
Brook will do all we can to support schools, teachers, parents and young people in these uncertain times. Below we have listed a range of our resources and services. If you have any additional questions, particularly those regarding at risk children, please contact us via [email protected].
Our digital resource hub contains a range of handouts,videos and blog posts to support professionals and parents in talking about relationships and sex with young people.
Brook Learn is our free e-learning platform featuring short online courses to equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver excellent relationships & sex education (RSE). It is also a useful tool to support parents to have those conversations at home. Courses include: How To Deliver RSE, Consent, Puberty, Relationships, Contraception, STIs, Abortion and more.
While the majority of schools & colleges in England and Wales will be closing from Friday, we are currently adapting our services in order to continue to provide support to institutions and young people where needed.
For schools that will be remaining open to accommodate children of NHS staff, we may be able to provide some support through our services. Please get in touch with us if your institution will be remaining open.
If you have any questions regarding how our services can support you or concerns around the impact of our altered services, please contact us using the email link above.
We want to ensure we are still able to support teachers and schools to prepare for the introduction of mandatory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from September 2020. We are currently reviewing our trainings and will be in touch with updates shortly.
If you have any additional questions about planning for the new academic year please email us on [email protected] to arrange a call.
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We will regularly update our COVID-19 page with advice and service updates around sexual health and wellbeing. This includes information on how to access emergency contraception, as well as helplines for accessing abortion care and mental health services.
Hope everyone stays safe and well.