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What will happen next?

This could include your parents or your carers, the police or social workers. 

This can feel scary at first, and you may have a lot of questions about what will happen next. 

To find out more about the legal side of things, see our page on sex and the law.

Sex and the law

Find out what the law says about sex and what this means for you.

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If the police or social care get involved, they may want to meet with you and talk to you about what’s happened. Try to stay calm and remember that they are there to keep you and other people safe. They want to help you get the right support and move forward with your life. 

If you don’t understand what’s happening or what might happen next, it’s okay to ask questions. 

For more information and advice about what happens if the police get involved, see our page on what to do if you’re in trouble with the police for your harmful sexual behaviour.

What to do if… You’re in trouble with the police because of your harmful sexual behaviour

Getting into trouble with the police can be scary and confusing. Find out what could happen next and how you can get the right support.

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