Alternative & specialist schools

Inclusive relationships education

Students in alternative and specialist provisions often face disproportionate barriers to having healthy relationships. We have worked closely with young people in these settings for many years to design projects which reflect their experiences and needs.

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A shared vocabulary

We help students and staff identify a common language through which to discuss, teach and learn about relationships. 

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A safe space

Our projects use accessible, creative techniques to explore relationships in a safe, relevant and non-judgemental way.

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A new skill set

We support students to reflect on their experiences, learn from others and identify their own and others’ boundaries and needs.


It has been brilliant to see how transformative these projects have been, in terms of the conversations that students are having with one another about relationships. It is so important that they have learnt about what is healthy and unhealthy in relationships and the reasons for this.

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Our national programmes

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Healthy Relationships

Our team has a wealth of expertise in planning and delivering workshops for specialist settings. From pupil referral units to specialist schools, we’ll work closely with you to understand how to best meet your young peoples’ needs.

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Relationship Goals

Our groundbreaking online game, designed by and for neurodivergent young people, enables young people to rehearse relationship scenarios in a unique and engaging way. Find out how it could support your students.

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Whole-school approach

Interested in something more? Our RE:SET programme engages whole school communities in promoting healthy relationships. Find out if our award-nominated programme is the right fit for your provision.

Why use creative techniques?

We understand that, for some young people, drama can be a barrier to accessing our work. This is why, in specialist settings, we use a range of techniques – including the visual arts, movement and online resources – to build relationship skills and create an inclusive space for engagement.

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    Training for schools and youth settings

    Alongside our work with children and young people, we have a variety of training offers for teachers and staff in schools and youth settings. Many of our projects for young people also include a one-hour staff training session.