Harmful sexual behaviour At a glance
Harmful sexual behaviour includes:
- using sexually explicit words and phrases
- inappropriate touching
- using sexual violence or threats
- full penetrative sex with other children or adults.
Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.
What we do about harmful sexual behaviour
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National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS)
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Harmful sexual behaviour: seminar programme
Harmful sexual behaviour framework
Child sexual exploitation
What you can do
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Up to 90% of children who've been abused will develop mental health issues by the time they're 18.
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