Developing contextual responses to the abuse and exploitation of young people


The individual and contextual characteristics of young people who sexually harm in groups: A briefing on the findings from a study in four London boroughs

Last updated: 07 Jul 2020

This briefing presents the findings of a study into the contextual profiles of young people suspected of displaying harmful sexual behaviours (HSB) in groups and/or on their own. In a period when peer-on-peer abuse, sexual violence in schools and responses to young people affected by sexual abuse are high on the public and policy agenda, this briefing provides a timely contribution towards deepening how HSB is understood and in addition, ensuring that the provision of services is sufficient for safeguarding young people.

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