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Sexual Assault in Young People for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session aims to help you understand how to take a history and provide services to young people who may have been victims of sexual assault.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Examine the definitions and legal framework of sexual assault in the adolescent age group
  • Describe the epidemiology of sexual assault in the adolescent age group
  • Discuss how to manage an adolescent presenting with a history of acute or historic sexual assault
  • Identify the services available for sexually assaulted adolescents


In this session we will briefly cover the epidemiology of acute and chronic sexual assault, consider the sexual offences legal framework and why adolescents are particularly vulnerable. Management of an adolescent presenting with an allegation of sexual assault will be described and the services offered by Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) will be outlined.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following:

  • Session - AH_09_003 Sexually Transmitted Infections in Young People (401-0040)
  • Session - AH_09_001 - Sexual Behaviour in Adolescence (401-0038)
  • Module 03 Legal Framework (Consent, Confidentiality, Ethics and Safeguarding)
Instructors / Speakers
Andrea Goddard,
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Andrea Goddard is a consultant paediatrician at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington and clinical lead for child protection at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London and Designated Doctor for Child Protection for NHS Westminster and Lead Paediatrician for the three London Sexual Assault Referral Centres.

Her interest in social paediatrics and child maltreatment is complemented by an interest in adolescent health and child rights.

Sexual Assault in Young People for Nurses
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Abuse and Violence, Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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