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Grooming, as defined in the UCCMS and as may be amended from time to time, means the deliberate conduct by an individual to sexualize a relationship with a minor that involves the gradual blurring of boundaries and normalization of inappropriate and sexually abusive behaviour. During the grooming process, the individual will gain the trust of the minor and protective adults and peers around the minor often under the guise of an existing relationship. Manipulation tactics are then used to blur perceptions and gain further access to and private time with the minor in order to abuse or exploit the minor. Grooming can occur whether or not harm is intended or results from the behaviour.