Summary of report contentIn 2017, Healthwatch Barnsley conducted a survey of young people's access to, and experience, of sexual health services to compare results against their 2015 survey. They surveyed 280 13 to 17 year olds and the results found that: 98% of the young people surveyed did not have a C-Card (a condom distribution scheme); only 6% of young people surveyed had accessed a sexual health clinic in the past 12 months; 19% knew where sexual health services were located; 253 young people surveyed had attended a Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) session within school with 234 rating the session between very good and ok and that; 210 young people did not know if the school had a sexual health drop in. The report makes one recommendation to the local young peoples' sexual health provider regarding the accuracy of the information on their website. The provider responded positively and have said they will address the messaging. The report also made one recommendation to Public Health that the school nursing teams produce a plan to offer sexual health information across all secondary schools rather than just selected schools. Public Health responded with an acknowledgement that the recommendation is reflected in proposed actions to narrow the gap between Barnsley’s teenage pregnancy rate and the rest of South Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Young Peoples' Sexual Health survey, Barnsley
Date of publication
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
Date evidence capture began
Sunday, 1 January, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Secondary care services
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Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Yes action has been taken or promised
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Tangible impact (not cost related)