“Sexual behaviours expressed by children and young people under the age of 18 years old that are developmentally inappropriate, may be harmful towards self or others, or be abusive towards another child, young person or adult”.

(Hackett 2014 Children and Young People with Harmful Sexual Behaviours).

They may also be an indicator or result of harm or adverse childhood experiences faced by the young person themselves. 

This briefing will give you an overview of the ERASE Tool and its uses in decision making where there are concerns about possible harmful sexual behaviours in children.

Suitable for all practitioners who work with children and families.

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