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Amber

Name: Dr Amber Elliott

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist and PAFCA Creator

Current place of work: The Child Psychology Service, Lichfield and PAFCA

Sexualised behaviour in fostered and adopted children is very common but it is an incredibly difficult subject for adults to think and talk about openly. As a result we often avoid it or deal with it in a relatively superficial, behavioural manner rather than in a connected, emotional one. This is entirely understandable! The stress that comes with looking after a child displaying sexualised behaviour is absolutely enormous and advice is often contradictory.

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