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At the safeguarding support unit (SSU) and the sexual assault referral centre (SARC), we offer a range of services to help you. Please note, children can say ‘no’ to examinations at any time, and we will never force children to be examined. Child protection medical assessments Do you...

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What are genital warts? Genital warts are small lumps that develop around the genital area. They may not cause any symptoms but sometimes they can be uncomfortable or itch or bleed. They are caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). Children with warts on their genital area need a...

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This resource provides details of the child protection medical examination and the process that we follow to make sure that children in our care are kept safe where there are concerns about neglect or abuse. We understand that this can be a difficult time for children and their parents and carers....

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This resource will explain the process for medical assessment following concern about sexual abuse or assault. We aim to make sure that children who may have been sexually abused or assaulted can be examined for any injuries and given the appropriate advice, aftercare and support. Forensic evidence...

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What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver infection that is spread through blood and body fluids. The infection usually only lasts a few months, but some people can have hepatitis B long term. Hepatitis B can cause: high temperatures tiredness feeling or being sick pain in the tummy itchy patches...

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Coming to the SSU You have been asked to visit the Safeguarding Support Unit (SSU) because it is important that children and young people are kept safe when there are concerns about injuries, marks, neglect or other possible harm to them. You may be asked to visit the SSU with a social worker, and...

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Coming to the SSU Children come to the safeguarding support unit (SSU) when there are worries they have been hurt in some way. All children are looked at by a children’s doctor (a paediatrician). When you arrive you will come to our waiting room. There are toys and games to play with, and you...

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You will be shown to our waiting room and greeted by our nurse and doctor (who is a children’s doctor or paediatrician). All of the doctors and nurses who work in our children’s SARC are women. The doctor will talk to the police about what has happened to you whilst you are looked after...

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This resource is intended for children and young people who have had a medical examination at Sheffield Children’s Hospital following a sexual assault or rape. It contains information about some of the concerns you may have and what help we can offer at Sheffield Children’s Hospital....

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