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Working with children and young people: Vulnerable young people and the age of consent

INTERACTIVE
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 45 mins

Working with children and young people: Vulnerable young people and the age of consent

INTERACTIVE
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 45 mins
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Course Overview

Confusion over age of consent laws and the exceptions to the age of consent can lead to the under and over reporting of child abuse. Understanding the laws and how they apply in various scenarios is essential for those working with young people. This course uses interactive scenarios to explain the laws of consent and how they apply in each state and territory.

This the second in a course of 3 modules on vulnerable children and young people:

  1. Working with children: Identifying and responding to vulnerable children
  2. Working with children and young people: Vulnerable young people and the age of consent
  3. Vulnerable children: Mandatory reporting

This course is written by healthcare content experts and has been peer reviewed.

Target Audience

Nurses and midwives

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about age of consent laws in Australia, legal exceptions and how to assess a young person for vulnerabilities. Through case scenarios it will provide practical guidance on conducting a comprehensive assessment and how to respond appropriately.

Business Outcomes

A thorough and comprehensive course that meets requirements to provide ongoing training and support to employees in identifying and responding appropriately to vulnerable children and young people.

This course meets training requirements for anyone required to undertake training in child protection and mandatory reporting. It covers laws from every state and territory with participants able to select their jurisdiction for laws and case based scenarios.