1 March 2013 Last updated at 09:24
New scheme targets problematic sexual behaviour [sic] in children
"The programme is being run as part of the Children's Community Health Partnership
Child sex offending signs 'missed'
A £450,000 specialist treatment programme will target children who exhibit problematic sexual behaviour [sic] in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
The extended Be Safe Children's Service is being launched by North Bristol NHS Trust and Barnardo's South West.
The service received £444,500 from the Big Lottery Realising Ambition fund to set up the programme.
It will work with children aged eight to 12 years old, who behave in a sexually harmful [sic] way."
Friday 1 March 2013
Children as young as eight exchanging sexual images
"Children as young as eight have been involved in the exchange of indecent images via social media, an investigation has found.
Councils and police have recorded incidents involving communications between a 17-year-old and a 12-year-old and a case in which the perpetrator [sic] was aged only 10.
Eight Scottish forces and 23 council education departments provided what details they could of so-called "sexting" cases, the practice of teenagers sharing indecent pictures by social media, mobiles and text."
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Inquiry told of risk posed by school-aged sex offenders
"Victoria's parliamentary inquiry into child abuse has heard confronting evidence about child sex offenders.
Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs from the University of South Australia said she had come across sex offenders aged as young as four.
She told the hearing on Thursday that schools are failing to deal with the issue."