Harmful Sexual Behaviour
This toolkit aims to support and assist education staff, partner agencies and CYP practitioners in their work with children, young people and families. Information, advice and resources specific to Harmful Sexual Behaviour are provided within this dedicated page.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour may also be referred to as ‘Peer on Peer Sexual Assault/Harassment’ or ‘Teen Sexual Harm’, terms of which describe:
“Any behaviour of a sexual nature between under 18s, of any gender, which causes assault or harassment to a child or group of children”.
The term ‘behaviour of a sexual nature’, can include actions which are unintentional, mistaken or excused by young people as ‘a bit of a joke’ or ‘banter’, but which can equally have a detrimental effect on the those involved.