Introduction

Professional understanding of young people who sexually harm, including the aetiology of their behaviour, the evaluation of risk, and the effectiveness of interventions is currently very far from an exact science. Over the past twenty years there has been an increasing emergence of models, theories and intervention strategies that have influenced practice in this field, with the result that a variety of approaches, programmes and methods are currently on offer throughout the UK. These AIM intervention guides are based on a broad and growing consensus (both in the UK and in North America) on what works, combined with extensive practice experience of the writers working at the G-MAP programme in Manchester, and feedback from practioners who have tested and utilised the approaches described in this Guide. The contains guidance for interventions with:

Adolescents

Parents/ Carers/ Families

Children under 10 years old