The first day consists of expert led lectures and workshops, followed by a second session of assessments. Alongside this, you will have access to a selection of recorded lectures and videos on key topic areas for viewing as part of your pre-course activities.
The course will be run virtually, via the Zoom platform.
Course dates (you must be able to attend both days):
- Thursday 24 June 2021, 09:30 - 17:15 and
- Thursday 1 July 2021, 09:00 - 16:00 (you will be allocated a two-hour slot for your assessments)
The course times are shown in BST (British Summer Time)
- RCPCH members: Trainees and SAS doctors - £450 (senior trainees only)
- RCPCH members: Consultants - £500
- Non-RCPCH members - £665
Please see the information below about the target audience for this course.
- The anatomical and physiological changes to the genital tract across the paediatric age group
- The range of techniques employed in paediatric detailed genital examination and the indications of their use
- The considerations when taking forensic samples to ensure effective capture and investigation (including avoidance of contamination, choice of samples, method of sampling, labelling and chain of evidence)
- How issues of consent, capacity and information governance relate to the examination of suspected child sexual assault
- The emotional impact of child sexual assault and need to make appropriate referrals for support
- The current evidence base for findings in child sexual assault and the RCPCH The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse (‘Purple book’)
It was a fantastic course with inspiring speakers all really knowledgeable and approachable for asking questions
- Recognise and accurately describe findings associated with child sexual assault
- Take high quality forensic samples from children and young people that can be used in police investigations
- Recognise organic conditions which may be found incidentally or which may present as possible child sexual abuse and other injuries
- Appropriately screen for STIs, risk of pregnancy and risk of Hep B and HIV and initiate appropriate treatment
- Write high-quality evidence-based statements
Consultant paediatricians and experienced doctors currently working with children who have experienced suspected sexual assault.
Senior trainees with a declared specialist interest in child safeguarding (including participation in the safeguarding SPIN module) intending to work in the field of paediatric sexual offenses medicine in the near future.
Excellent faculty - material clear and relevant. Speakers approachable. Extensive and useful pre-course material
- Target audience only
- Prior viewing of pre-recorded online lectures via the College online learning platform – these lectures are currently being recorded however it is estimated that this would require up to three hours of viewing
- Pre-course model making (you will be sent a pack of materials as well as given access to a how-to guide to create your own pelvic model for the practical assessment)
- Agreement to abide by the course's code of conduct
- Windows or Mac computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
- Microphone and speaker - either using:
- the built-in microphone/speaker
- a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
- Webcam - either using:
- the built-in webcam
- separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
Because of the sensitive nature of the course content, please ensure you are in an appropriate environment to participate in the course.
How to register:
As this course is directed at clinicians with a higher level of CSA experience, we ask that you contact our team with your interest and they will support you with course registration. Please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org