Onrezume policies will be updated shortly to reflect new definitions and practice recommendations as outlined in the updated harmful sexual behaviour framework 2019.

This framework helps local areas develop and improve multi-agency responses to children displaying harmful sexual behaviour (HSB). It provides a coordinated, systematic and evidence-based approach to recognising and responding to the risks and needs of this vulnerable group.

The framework was developed by the NSPCC, Research in Practice and Professor Simon Hackett with input from a number of national organisations, local authorities and subject experts.

This new version updates and replaces the previous framework published in 2016.

Download a copy of the framework here.

children's social care policies and procedures