Informing Choices NI - Just Ask: A Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme

Just Ask is a unique Relationships and Sexuality Education programme working specifically with people with a learning disability/difficulty or ASD. Just Ask offers participants the opportunity to discuss topics in a safer environment.

All programmes are delivered at a participant-appropriate level and programme content is flexible. Our extensive knowledge and experience with the Just Ask project has shown that a holistic approach is vital in the development of self-esteem, confidence, resilience and independence.

ICNI believe Relationships and Sexuality Education programmes should be part of life regardless of ability. The focus of this programme is to develop understanding around self, boundaries, personal space, permission, consent and the choices around these topics.

Just Ask also provides a specific programme for parents and carers and also for teachers and classroom assistants in order to ensure consistency.

Each programme is tailored to meet the needs of the individual or group and can be adapted at any point to continue to meet these needs. The programme may cover all or some of the topics listed.

Programmes normally run over six weekswith sessions lasting approximately one hour. This may be adapted to meet the needs of the individual or group.

Contact details

  • Northern and Western Trust Areas - Deborah McGinn, Education & Training Manager. 4th Floor, Northern Counties Building, Waterloo Place, L/Derry, BT48 6BU. Tel: 028 7126 0016. Email:
  • Belfast, Southern and South Eastern Trust Areas - Claire Hanna, Just Ask Project Officer. 3rd Floor, Ascot House, 24-31 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB. Tel: 028 9031 6115. Email: