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Child Sexual Abuse

It is important to understand the difference between healthy and developmentally expected sexual exploration and play in children, and behaviour that is not appropriate and can cause harm to others or increase a child’s vulnerability.  The Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains the differences and suggests ways of responding to these behaviours.

Traffic light tool for age appropriate sexual behaviour

Lucy Faithfull

The NSPCC suggest a simple way that parents can teach their children to look after their own bodies and help keep them safe from sexual abuse.

NSPCC - Pants/underwear rule resources