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Sexual behaviour in children and young people procedure and guideline

The sexual behaviour in children and young people procedure and guideline give educators and care providers resources and guidance to respond to developmentally appropriate, concerning and harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.

Who can use the procedure and guideline

The procedure and guideline are for educators and care providers in the government, Catholic and independent education and care sectors.

The procedure and guidelines apply to:

  • family day care services
  • long day care services and rural care program
  • out of school hours care services
  • preschools and early learning centres
  • respite care program
  • schools
  • education or care services provided by third party providers.

Procedure and guideline

You can view the procedure, procedure appendices and guideline as 3 separate documents, or combined into 1 document.

Procedure and appendices

The procedure outlines the immediate and necessary actions you need to follow when responding to sexual behaviour.

Sexual behaviour in children and young people procedure (PDF 529KB)

The appendices give you the resources to carry out the actions in the procedure.

Sexual behaviour in children and young people procedure appendices (PDF 865 KB)

Guideline

The guideline has additional information, best practice considerations and resources to support medium to longer term responses.

Sexual behaviour in children and young people guideline (PDF 1.2MB)

Procedure, appendices and guideline – combined

Download the procedure, procedure appendices and guideline as 1 document.

Sexual behaviour in children and young people procedure and guideline (PDF 529KB)

Resources to support the procedure and guideline

Refer to the procedure and guideline for how and when to use these resources.

Flowcharts and checklists

Templates and supporting resources

For ancillary staff and volunteers

For students and parents

Engagement and Wellbeing Directorate

Phone: 8226 0859
Email: education.engagementandwellbeing [at] sa.gov.au