Abusive Behaviour

Examples of abusive sexual behaviour

  • Victimising intent/outcome
  • Misuse of power
  • Coercion/force to ensure victim compliance
  • Intrusive
  • Lacking informed consent or not able to be freely given
  • May include expressive violence

If behaviours are identified as inappropriate, usually some education is all that is needed to ensure a child is aware of the concerns and what is expected of them instead. Click here for some useful resources.

However, if behaviour is identified as problematic, abusive or harmful a more specialist assessment will be needed to identify the correct support and intervention for everyone involved.