It’s important that everyone who works with children and young people has a good understanding of how children develop sexually. This can help you recognise which sexual behaviours are developmentally typical and identify if a child is displaying behaviour that is problematic or harmful. The NSPCC have put together some information about the stages of typical sexual development and behaviour for different age groups which you can read here.
NSPCC advice for parents on healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviour in children and teenagers, including what to do if you’re worried, can be read here.
Childline – 0800 1111 free 24/7 – www.childline.org.uk