Duty to protect

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When children and young people display sexual behaviour capable of harming others or themselves, the adults have a duty to react and provide help and necessary protection. Some children and young people are vulnerable and more liable to be exposed to or develop unacceptable sexual behaviour. This can be children with different disabilities, children who have been exposed to violence, assault or neglect, children from low socio-economic conditions, or children with skewed development or socialization.