The children and young people’s clinic cares for children and young people with a range of genital conditions. We also see children and young people with concerns about sexual abuse.
Children and young people can be referred to our care by their GP or a doctor from another hospital. The Police or Children’s Services also refer children and young people to our service.
Specialist care and support when you need it
Our experienced team is led by consultant paediatricians with specialist training in managing genital conditions, child protection and forensic practice. We are supported by forensic children’s nurses, who also deliver sexual health clinics.
If you would like any more information about the assessment prior to the assessment our specialist nurses will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Paediatric Forensic Network
The Paediatric Forensic Network (PFN) is based in the Children and Young People’s Clinic. The PFN provides a 24/7 service for the assessment of children and young people up to the age of 16 years who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse within the preceding 7 days. It functions as a Paediatric Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). Children are referred by the Police or Children’s Social Care and we cover the North East region.
Our experienced team include Consultant Paediatricians with specialist training in managing genital conditions, child protection and forensic practice. They will be supported by Forensic Children’s Nurses, who also deliver sexual health clinics
The staff provide a holistic assessment and support for children and young people following sexual abuse or sexual assault undertaking a forensic examination and providing post assault care including emergency contraception, investigation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and post HIV exposure treatment.
Onward referrals are made for counselling. The PFN team ensures that the child and young person and their parents or carers are supported throughout their visit to the clinic. Follow up care is provided including telephone and clinic appointments.
We have provided some dedicated resources for children and young people and their families to watch prior to their clinic visit to provide information about what to expect when they attend.
For older children
For pre-school children
For more details about the clinic, please call us on
Telephone: 0191 282 4753