It is clear, then, from a reading of the two main books for module EK310, that it is imperative to include children in the research process, as far as possible, such that the research conducted is valid – and safe - for children, and that the results gained can be extrapolated out to other children, and used as the basis for the development of evidence-based practice regimes. One such example of this is the Sorted on Sex (SOS) initiative in Stirling. This initiative, which operates in partnership with a voluntary organization which runs a drop-in centre in Stirling, is used by children 14-18 years of age who are just beginning to be sexually active, who feel comfortable attending the clinics as they are held in an informal atmosphere. The initiative was set up following consultation with young people as to what they would like, how they would like to see any sexual health clinic to be, and what would encourage them to use such an initiative. This research informed the people working on the initiative, which led to the current situation, in which many young people drop in, to get advice, or information, for example. This initiative is one example of where previous research was used to great effect in designing, implanting and running an effective initiative that is of use to hundreds of local young people. In terms of whether this initiative has furthered our understanding of young people’s experiences of safe sex, and what was learnt from this, in terms of whether other research approaches might have informed our understanding more, it is clear that the Sorted on Sex initiative has had a massive effect on children’s and young people’s sexual behaviour with many individuals popping in for advice and guidance from the attending professionals. By engaging children and young people in the consultation process, the initiative became something that would be of use to these individuals, and not something that would be forced on them, and thus not used, simply because it was not, specifically designed with children and young people in mind: by engaging children and young people in the consultation process, their ideas were heard and the initiative became something that they would consult and use when necessary.