Sexually Harmful Behaviour (SHB)

Sexually harmful behaviour can be described as persistent sexual behaviour that infringes the rights of others.

Initial intervention from other Tier 1/2 services (Universal and Targeted services) prior to specialist CAMHS involvement

Where the police have taken action in response to SHB, the Youth Offending Service (YOS) or the Liaison and Diversion Team may lead on assessment and intervention planning and provision.

Where safeguarding concerns regarding SHB are present, and there are no police involved, children’s social care will lead on assessment and intervention, in liaison with YOS.

A referral to NSPCC – Turn The Page project could be considered.

Advice can be sought from YOS regarding plan for assessment and intervention via universal and targeted services.

Service provided by Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service –Tier 3

Where co-existing mental health difficulties are present, specialist CAMHS practitioner or YOS may joint work with service leading on response to SHB.