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Jonathan Beebee Community learning disability nurse, Southampton City Community Learning Disability Health Team

How should staff and carers respond when a young man removes his clothes in public when children might be present? Jonathan Beebee explains how a highly structured intervention can help all parties to deal with potentially alarming incidents of unacceptable sexual behaviour

Issues relating to the sexuality of people with learning disabilities are receiving increasing attention from researchers and practitioners alike. Authors have also examined the implications of sex offences committed by people with learning disabilities (Savarimuthu and Brunnell 2003, Cambridge 1996, Timms and Goreczny 2002).

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 10, 10-15. doi: 10.7748/ldp2003.

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