- Recommendation ID
Long-term outcomes for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour:- What are the long-term outcomes for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour, when should practitioners intervene and what potentially modifiable factors have the most important impact?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- Longitudinal evidence spanning the life-course of children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour is needed to understand when to intervene. This is particularly true for children and young people whose sexual behaviour does not warrant an intervention from harmful sexual behaviour services or the criminal justice system.
There is a lack of evidence on thresholds for intervening, including evidence on modifiable risk and protective factors that prevent the behaviour escalating. We also need evidence on quality of life measures.
As a result we should be able to avoid mislabelling younger children as 'sexual offenders' and subjecting them to intrusive and stigmatising interventions.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people
- Date issued
- September 2016
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|