Harmful Sexual Behaviour can be defined as:

“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 and/or be abusive towards another child, young person or adult.”
(Hackett, Holmes and Branigan, 2015)

Harmful Sexualised Behaviour includes:
  • Using sexually explicit words and phrases
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Using sexual violence or threats
  • Full penetrative sex with other children or adults
  • Technology assisted (TA) harmful sexual behaviours






Our RHSB project is a holistic, child/young person centred, solution focused intervention that works with children and young people up to the age of 25 . We are AIM Project accredited to use the AIM3 and AIM Under 12’s Assessment Tools. We also utilize the accredited PROFESOR assessment tool (Worling2017). These allow us to gather information from the child or young person & their support network to explore identified risks alongside positive protective factors, from which an individual plan of work is formulated.The individual plan of work aims to:

The individual plan of work aims to:
- Examine underlying reasons or triggers for the behaviour
- Understand the needs of the child/young person that are being met by the behaviour
- Identify the protective factors and strengths that can be used to manage or reduce it

RHSB supports children and young people up to the age of 25

Base 25 is a multi-disciplinary organisation. As such our approach to support is informed by an eclectic range of theory. The RHSB project draws from an Integrated Biopsychosocial (Rich 2010) model that incorporates Developmental, Psychodynamic and Behavioural theories.

The RHSB project operates in accordance with WSCB’s Children & Young People Harmful Sexual Behaviour Multi-Agency Practice Guidance. It is endorsed by Steve Bore (HSB Specialist Consultant).


For more information call Base 25 on 01902 572040 and ask for Dave Wallace

RHSBLeaflet 12-25's.pdf

RHSBLeaflet Under 12's.pdf