Young people’s sexual health charity Brook has a launched an online sexual behaviours traffic light tool for all professionals working with young people.
The tool uses a ‘traffic light’ system of red, amber and green to provide a simple guide to distinguishing between healthy and harmful behaviours. The tool is an aid to decision making and can help professionals in their work to support young people to stay safe and healthy and ensure that all agencies are working to the same criteria.
The resource was developed by Brook and funded by the Department for Education. For the first time it provides a common tool that everyone working with young people can use to assess and respond to behaviours. Key organisations and groups were involved in the project from the beginning and a wide range of professionals* working with young people, as well as parents and young people themselves were consulted on its development.