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Safeguarding Adolescents course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, elfh, NHS

This session aims to help you understand specific issues relating to child protection for adolescents and the wider context of safeguarding.

Learning objectives

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

  • Explain the concept of safeguarding as it applies to adolescents
  • List the effects of previous abuse on adolescent development
  • Identify factors increasing the risk that an adolescent will be abused or abusive
  • Recognise the different signs of abuse and how they might present in an adolescent
  • Plan steps to take if you suspect an adolescent is being abused

Adolescents need to feel safe at home, at school and in their neighbourhood. Being safe in his or her family, school and community decreases the likelihood that a young person will engage in risky health behaviours, including those that contribute to major public health challenges like substance misuse, teenage pregnancy and injury.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete the following AH sessions:

  • 01_002 - Guidance and Policy for Young People's Health (401-0002)
  • 01_003 - Investing in Young People's Health (401-0003)
  • 03_003 - Confidentiality (401-0012)
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.

Safeguarding Adolescents course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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