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Inclusive Sex and Relationships Education for LGBT+ and LGBT+ Disabled and Neurodivergent Young People

with Nick Dunne, Brook

This session will explore the experiences of LGBT+ and disabled or neurodivergent young people in a variety of settings on a day-to-day basis. It will encourage participants to reflect on the challenges faced by young people, the barriers and stigma to accessing Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and how to create an inclusive learning environment.


  • Recognise the challenges faced by LGBT+ and disabled and neurodivergent young people in RSE.
  • Identify strategies to make RSE more inclusive and to reflect the statutory RSHE guidance and the Equality Act (2010).
  • Be confident in planning and delivering RSE lessons that are inclusive to LGBT+ and disabled or neurodivergent young people


Facilitator Profile:

Nick Dunne has over 20 years’ experience within both education and therapeutic services for young people. His current role is Brook’s Head of Development. Nick manages a team that support the business development function in both England and Wales, alongside having an active role in leading Brook’s participation work with young people within the charity.  Nick runs a multidisciplinary team that works with over 150,000 young people each year in schools on a range of RSE and wellbeing offers. He is a qualified counsellor, trainer and youth worker and started his career working with young people and young adults who were being exploited into the sex industry.