Healthy Relationships

In recent consultation with young people, almost all knew, from their peers, examples of relationships that involved vulnerability or exploitation.

Young people told us that they find adults reluctant to discuss teenage sexuality and that they learn about relationships from each other and from music, film, TV etc.

Healthy relationships should be based on good friendship, free from emotional and physical harm, good communication and no pressure or control. Relationships, in the broadest sense are something children learn from you and their family and friendships throughout childhood. Here are a couple of resources you might find useful in considering what your teenager needs you to discuss with them about their relationships:

If you want to discuss some of this with your teenager, you might find it helpful to look at the Healthy Relationships page on youngpeople@sandyford.