Somerset Harmful Sexual Behaviour Protocol

The protocol has been developed to support children who are suspected or observed displaying sexualised behaviour that may be harmful to themselves or others, and those professionals working with them. This protocol will support those working with concerns around Harmful Sexual Behaviour to determine the level of concern and required actions.

Hackett, S. (2014) Children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours. London: Research in Practice

The new partnership protocol has been designed to support those reading it to understand their role and responsibility alongside their own agency guidelines.

For those children that may be impacted by a child’s harmful sexual behaviours, usual safeguarding children processes should followed.

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