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;
Practical 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 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.