NICE: new guideline for sexually harmful behaviour among young people

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has begun work on a new guideline entitled Sexually harmful behaviour among young people.

It aims to help health, education, children's services, youth services and the criminal justice system to identify when to take action to help young people who display this type of behaviour.

The guideline will provide recommendations for good practice, based on the best available evidence of effectiveness, including cost effectiveness.

It will be of particular interest to a number of groups including GPs, health visitors, school nurses, teachers, youth offending teams, CAMHS and social workers.

The ACP is preparing to submit its response to the guideline's draft scope which will be published on the Policy section of the website in due course.