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Sexualised behaviour

Unhealthy sexual behaviour can seriously affect children, young people and adults, in terms of their emotional, physical and sexual well-being.

Practitioners should always consider whether there is a significant risk of harm to children and young people involved in or witnessing this behaviour and make a referral to Children’s Social Care if they are concerned. Similarly you should consider the vulnerability of adults involved and consider a referral to Adult Safeguarding.

Below are fact sheets, policies and protocols, and training to help you and your workforce understand the issues involved, know when to ask for support and to get help when it is needed.

Guidance and fact sheets:

Sexual Behaviour of Children & Young People:

SCSP policy & protocols:

Multi-Agency work:

Follow this link for information about the Sheffield Sexual Exploitation Service.

Multi-Agency training:

Resources and helpful links on Pornography, 'Sexting' etc, are available on the Community and Peer Issues page.


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