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Under-age sexual activity: meeting the needs of children and young people and identifying child protection concerns (Draft national guidance)

Draft guidance that is aimed at helping practitioners and local services and agencies consider what protocols and policies they need to have in place to effectively meet the needs of children and young people who are engaged in under-age sexual activity.

It has been written from the perspective of how responses should fit with child protection procedures at local level, but also recognises that not all under-age sexual activity above the age of 13 is a child protection issue, and that, therefore, procedures should also be in place at local level to ensure that the needs of the young person are met in whatever way required.

Scottish Government
Scottish Government