About this topic
Every year, millions of girls and boys around the world face sexual abuse. While the majority of perpetrators of sexual abuse against children are adults, there is also a significant number of children who demonstrate problematic and harmful sexual behaviours toward other children. However there is a distinct gap in knowledge of this issue globally.
How can we better understand the drivers of these behaviours in order to prevent them from happening? What specialist care and support can we provide to these children, their families and communities? What can we learn from the approaches shared, and how can they be adapted to other contexts?
In these Practitioner Guidance Papers we share the approaches of three Family for Every Child members to addressing the issue of and supporting children with problematic and harmful sexual behaviours in three different countries. We also highlight the experiences of a further three member organisations in adapting one of these models in their contexts.