NICE | Published online September 2016
This guideline covers children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour, including those on remand or serving community or custodial sentences. It aims to ensure these problems don’t escalate and possibly lead to them being charged with a sexual offence. It also aims to ensure no-one is unnecessarily referred to specialist services.
‘Young people’ refers mainly to those aged 10 to 18 but also includes people up to 25 with special educational needs or a disability.
This guideline does not discuss people who have experienced sexual abuse. NICE will publish a guideline on child abuse and neglect in September 2017.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- multi-agency approach and universal services
- early help assessment
- risk assessment for children and young people referred to harmful sexual behaviour services
- engaging with families and carers before an intervention begins
- developing and managing a care plan for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour
- developing interventions for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour
- supporting a return to the community for ‘accommodated’ children and young people
Read the full guideline here