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Paediatric Forensic Assessment of Non-Acute Child Sexual Abuse

This one day forensic paediatric course is aimed at Community Child Health trainees, consultants, speciality doctors, Forensic Medical Examiners or other clinicians involved in non-acute child sexual abuse examinations.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course delegates will have:

  • An understanding of normal ano-genital anatomy and its variants; 
  • Basic competencies in conducting a comprehensive genital examination in cases of non-acute childhood sexual abuse;
  • Basic skills in the techniques used to facilitate genital examination in children; 
  • Basic skills in the use of a colposcope and obtaining photo-documentation of examination findings;
  • An understanding of the skills required to communicate sensitively with children about sensitive issues relating to sexual abuse;
  • Learned when screening for STIs is required and the appropriate investigations and management of STI following childhood sexual abuse;
  • An understanding of the use of different types of post-coital contraception;
  • A clear understanding of consent and confidentiality in relation to conducting child abuse examinations;
  • Plus the opportunity to observe and participate in best practice Pan-London Child Sexual Abuse Peer Review Evening from 18:00 - 20:00 following the course.

To view the programme for the day, please click here.

To book your place, please complete the registration form and email to kelly.slade@stgeorges.nhs.uk.