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Relationships are an important part of most people’s lives; this is no different for people with learning disabilities. We all have the same rights to enjoy safe and healthy relationships.

Enjoying a relationship can be difficult for some people with learning disabilities, due to barriers, such as a lack of sex and relationships education and wider attitudes.

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability published a scoping study on this topic in June 2018, in order to explore the current landscape and to prompt further research.

You can download the report below.

You can view all of SCLD’s resources on our Reports & Publications page.