The Sensoa Flag System ©
Sensoa Flag System is meant for child care workers and professionals working with children and young people ages 0 – 18 years.
“The Flag System helps to asses a situation when discussing it in team and to decide together what behaviour to allow.”
“The Flag System helps us to create learning opportunities for the young people we attend to and to examine our own discourse as educators and as an organization.”
“As a team the Flag System has made us pay more attention to which behaviour is acceptable and how to support our young people in their sexual development.”
Sensoa Flag System is meant for child care workers and professionals working with children and young people ages 0 – 18 years. It is used by professionals in different settings (care, education, social work, sports and other fields) to discuss sexual (un)acceptable behaviour amongst and toward children and young people with co-workers, management, parents and other care-takers.
It can also be used to have the conversation with children and young people directly about which behaviour is okay and which behaviour is not and why this is the case.
The Flag System uses six criteria for determining which sexual behaviour is (un)acceptable. Based on these six criteria and using the Developmental Chart the behaviour is assigned a flag.
There are four flags ranging from behaviour that is okay to very seriously unacceptable behaviour. An educational response is linked to each of the flags. Drawings and case history help (professional) educators to assess and discuss (unacceptable)
sexual behaviour amongst and with respect to children and young people.