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Working safely with young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

Updated: 22 July 2013

What's Important To Us

Working with young people who are displaying harmful sexual behaviour is a complex area of our work. Providing a co-ordinated response that includes consultation with expert treatment providers and robust family/whānau and young person focused safety planning is essential.

The following key information refers to working with children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour from approximately the age of 11 years.

But judgement should be used when deciding if this key information is the most appropriate, or if you should refer to Working safely with families/whānau where children are displaying concerning sexual behaviour.