Director, Sex Education Forum
As head of the Sex Education Forum (SEF), Lucy leads policy and campaigns activities to secure children and young people’s entitlement to good quality sex and relationships education (SRE), on behalf of a membership of national and local organisations.
Lucy also supports teachers by providing practical resources to help them provide quality SRE. She edits an e-magazine The Sex Educational Supplement, and has written publications including Let’s get it right: a toolkit for involving primary school children in reviewing sex and relationships education, and a guide for schools wanting to involve parents in SRE, Let’s work together.
Recently, Lucy worked with young people to develop ‘Outside the Box’, an innovative and new SRE programme for young people at higher risk of sexual exploitation.
Earlier in her career, Lucy initiated the first ever national mapping survey of the provision of school-based sexual health services, which opened up a public conversation about access to sexual health services and resulted in many local authorities commissioning new services.
Lucy has previously worked for the sexual health charity Brook in Birmingham and delivered an HIV focused sexual health programme in Zimbabwe. She holds an MSc degree from the Open University in Development Management.
Lucy is passionate about recycling – to the extent that she’ll carry a banana skin home so she can put it on her compost heap!