SEFTON SCP Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    20.6 Referral and Assessment

    Last updated 12/11/2018

    Referral and Assessment

    Anyone who has a concern that a child might have been abused by another child, or an adult has been the victim of harmful sexual behaviour by a child or young person under 18 should refer their concerns to Children's Social Care or the Police in accordance with their local Contacts and Referrals Procedure. Any professional who is unsure of the need for such a referral must seek advice from the safeguarding lead within their agency.

    The diagram Appendix 1: Pathway for Response to Harmful Sexual Behaviour Flowchart (seen below) demonstrates the pathways which should be followed when a young person displays harmful sexual behaviour.

    Appendix 1 Pathway for response to harmful sexual behaviour