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Why Language Matters - 'Risky behaviour'

Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

 

NSPCC Learning has published a blog post about professionals focusing on the “risky behaviour” of children and young people experiencing abuse or exploitation, as part of its Why Language Matters Series. The blog explains that this can incorrectly imply the child is responsible for the harm they are experiencing. Discussion points include: keeping the focus on the impact on the child; not placing responsibility on the child; and addressing the safeguarding concerns.