Public Policy Exchange: 2nd Annual Sexual Health & Young People Symposium

Published: 3 April 2009

After several years of encouraging progress indicating that teenage pregnancy rates were the lowest they have been in over two decades, the latest statistics released by the National Audit Office confirmed a rise in conception rates nationally in 2007.

The Government has pledged an extra £20.5m to bolster the delivery of the long-term Teenage Pregnancy Strategy, but whilst many areas are consistently delivering significant reductions in teenage pregnancy rates, there are still areas that continue to demonstrate little or no progress. Why?

On 9 June the Second Annual Sexual Health and Young People Symposium, hosted by the Centre for Parliamentary Studies in central London, will offer an opportunity for local practitioners and stakeholders to examine the Government’s latest package of measures and assess their impact on teenage pregnancy strategies at the local level. Some of the key themes to be addressed include:

  • Delivering Effective PSHE and SRE in schools
  • Improving Support and Access to Contraceptive Services
  • Workforce Development, Training and Multi-Agency Working

Delegates will have the opportunity to debate, share good practice and network with colleagues from across the local authority, teenage pregnancy/sexual health services, education and government landscape.

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