The Flag System is used in supporting healthy sexual development and preventing sexual coercion. It gives insights into sexuality, desires, boundaries, criteria and gradations of sexual behaviour, making them ‘open’ subjects, and thus easier to talk about.
The Flag System uses six criteria for identifying sexual behaviour, four categories (flags) for gradations (green, yellow, red and black), a developmental chart with gradations of sexual behaviour, and a number of cards with situation drawings and the recommended educational responses.
Professionals use the drawings to discuss situations with, for example, co-workers. The criteria help them identify the sexual behaviour on the card. The flags are used to categorise the severity of the behaviour and determine the correct educational response.
The Adult Flag System is intended for professionals working in health care, care for people with disabilities, elder care, mental health care, primary care, but it can also be useful in the work context, leisure and sports.