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Outside the Box facilitator training

Outside the Box has been developed by the Sex Education Forum and National Children’s Bureau through funding from Comic Relief. It is a personal development programme about sex and relationships for young people that aims to prevent sexual exploitation.

The Outside the Box programme is:

  • Suitable for use with small groups of young people aged 11+
  • Ideal to use with young people at higher risk of sexual exploitation
  • Eight workshop sessions and a pre-assessment tool that you run with your young people.

If you are working with young people at risk this programme will be very valuable. It enables discussion about a wide range of interconnected personal and relationship issues including consent, identity, anatomy, sexual health and services, gender, sexual orientation, relationships and sexual exploitation. 

Participation in Outside the Box is made safe for young people through the use of distancing techniques, but it can also prompt one-to-one disclosures. 

How to become an Outside the Box facilitator

To become an Outside the Box facilitator/trainer we have developed a two day course to give you the tools and knowledge to utilise the materials.


  • This course is only for those with experience of working with vulnerable young people.
  • Cost for 2-day facilitator training course is £375 per delegate.
  • Dates for the 2-day training course are 1st and 2nd March 2016 (London) and April 27th + 11th May 2016 (Newcastle)

Further details about the course are available from and booking is open through Eventbrite. 

Please note: Outside the Box facilitator training is also available to commission in-house across the UK.

For more details please contact Polly Haste, Training Lead, Sex Education Forum, 


Contact us

If you would like to know more about the work of The Open University Sexuality Alliance or would like to get involved please contact:

Dr Sarah Earle
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes


Telephone: 01908 654260

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