Sexually Harmful 
Behaviour Services

Aspire provides assessment and intervention for children and adults coping with sexually harmful behaviour.  

Our SHB service identifies people at risk of exposure, and those at risk of displaying this behaviour.

We assess both victims and perpetrators to assist local authorities in care planning and offer comprehensive intervention programmes to support adults and young people to develop healthy sexual behaviours.

As always, our services are responsive to need and carried out by practitioners with specific expertise, experience and training.

woman sitting on bed in room with light from window (abuse concept)

Benefits of Aspire

At its heart, Aspire’s SHB services help to protect children from risk and reduce the harm to victims.  However, our intervention programmes also support the rehabilitation of adults or young people who are exhibiting concerning behaviours. Aspire is here to assist Local Authorities to: 
  • Plan appropriate care for children at risk
  • Judge whether a parent or carer can act protectively
  • Decide whether parents or carers who pose a risk should have contact with a child
Aspire works with families in which sexually harmful behaviour is a risk or a current issue to:
  • Reduce harmful behaviour from perpetrators
  • Mitigate harmful effects on victims
  • Increase awareness and capacity to protect children
All our services are responsive to individual needs and are run by professionals with decades of specific experience. Read these testimonials to hear from people who’ve worked with us.
Hands of mother and daughter holding each other on field


We’re a small team of practitioners with more than 20 years’ experience working in this field, bringing a level of expertise and qualification which is unprecedented in the South West.  

Our SHB service is based in Dorset and run by Georgia Savva and Anja Budke – both of whom have specific expertise, experience and training in the assessment and treatment of victims and perpetrators of sexually harmful behaviour. 

As a regional agency, we’re able to offer a more localised service than other providers.  This means we already have a good understanding of local resources and that we can offer interventions within our own communities – eliminating the need to move away for therapy or rehabilitation.

We use AIM3 and CASP-R assessment models and offer intervention programmes to address sexually harmful behaviours.


Our team brings a personable, non-judgemental, boundaried and optimistic approach to family assessments and interventions.

We offer a range of services, all of which are responsive to individual need:

  • Assessments of children and young people: Using the AIM3 framework, we assess harmful sexual behaviour within the context of the many domains of a young person’s life.  AIM3 is dynamic in response to change and can be used again in intervals as part of assessing progress in intervention.
  • Assessment of adults: Using the Risk for Sexual Violence (RSVP) Protocol, we professionally judge risks of violence and sexual violence.  We evaluate many risk factors, including sexual violence history, psychological adjustment, mental disorder, social adjustment and manageability.  We also determine which steps should be taken to minimise risks.
  • Intervention for children and young people: Once the AIM3 assessment is completed, we offer a bespoke intervention programme.  We meet with the young person to holistically reduce the harmful behaviours through a strength-based programme.  This helps the young person to develop healthy coping strategies, understand the pathways into their HSB, to develop appropriate sexual knowledge and relationships and skills to safely manage sexual behaviours in the future.
  • Assessment of non-abusing partners/carers: These are key figures in the management of sexual abuse cases and in the support and protection of children in the family – the capability of the person in this role will have a significant influence on decisions.  An assessment establishes if they are aware of and accepting of all sexual concerns, and evaluate any vulnerability which might impact on their ability to protect and supervise children with an adult who may pose a risk.