Sexual Health and Sexuality Education Needs of Young People in Care in Ireland: A Survey of Service-provider Perspectives. Report No 1.

Deirdre Fullerton, Abbey Hyde, Caroline McKeown, Maria Lohan, Laura Dunne, Geraldine Macdonald

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Abstract

Aim: This study aims to describe the sex education and sexual health needs of young people in care, and to explore the degree to which these needs are being met by current provision.As part of the Department for Children and Youth Affairs ‘National Strategy for Data and Research on Children’s Lives, 2011-2016’, the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (CPP) and HSE Children and Families Social Services Care Group have co-commissioned a team of researchers from UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, Insights Health and Social Research and Queen’s University Belfast to examine the sex education and sexual health needs of young people in care in the Republic of Ireland. The project is supported by a steering group of senior personnel from both partner organisations (CPP and CFS) and external advisors. The study involves data collection with young people, care providers, birth parents and foster parents using a mixed methods approach. Findings from each stage of the study will be combined to inform recommendations for policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherHSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme and the Child & Family Agency,
Commissioning bodyHealth Service Executive
Number of pages70
ISBN (Print)978-1-905199-36-5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

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