Contents

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Introduction 5
Information about the AIM Project & purpose of these Guidelines 5-6
Part One – Research and Guidance 7
Section One 7
Understanding sexually problematic/harmful behaviours 8
a) Children under 12 years old 9-12
b) Adolescents 12 – 18 years old 13-15
c) Adolescents 12 – 18 years old who have a learning disability 16-18
Section Two 19
Definitions of Healthy, Problematic & Harmful Sexual Behaviours 19
Healthy Sexual Behaviours 0 – 18 years old 19-22
Continuum of healthy sexual behaviours 22
Characteristics of healthy sexual behaviours 22-23
Characteristics of problematic sexual behaviours 23-24
Characteristics of harmful sexual behaviours 24-25
Continuum of adolescent sexual behaviours 25
Continuum of adolescent with learning disabilities 26
Section Three 27
Checklists to evaluate sexual behaviours 27-29
a) Children under 12 years old 30-31
b) Adolescents 12 – 18 years old 32-33
c) Adolescents 12 – 18 years old who have a learning disability 34-35
Section Four 36
Pattern Mapping 36
Causes, patterns, meaning and motivation 36-37
Assessment and importance of recording 37-38
The mapping process 38-40
Case example 41-43
Section Five 44
Managing problematic/harmful behaviours in foster care setting 44
Level One: Departmental Level 45-49
Level Two: Foster Care Setting 50-55
Level Three: Individual Work 56-58
Managing Risks 59-65
Section Six 66
Young People involved in Sexual Exploitation 66
Assessment format 67-69
Inter-agency planning/management 69-71
Section Seven 72
Individual work – getting started & ideas for individual sessions 72
Getting Started 73
Ideas for sessions 73-93
Useful Resources 94
Part Two – Forms to Support Practice 95
Introduction to the forms 95
Case example to illustrate the forms 96
Risk Assessment sheet for admission form 97-99
Detailed intra/inter-agency planning form 100-102
Agreements/contracts with children and young people 103-104
Detailed recording form 105-108
Timeline/Chronology Sheet 109-110
References/Further Reading 111-115