Over recent years our awareness of the scale of child sexual abuse and the impact it has on survivors has increased significantly.

Despite this the many health professionals still find identification and management of these cases very challenging.

During this session candidates will have a general overview about child sexual abuse and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in case based discussions from a primary care perspective.


Dr. Emilia Wawrzkowicz BSc, MBBS, FRCPCH

Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

Dr. Emilia Wawrzkowicz is a Consultant Paediatrician in at North West Anglia Foundation Trust and is the Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG.  She chairs the Children and Young People Safeguarding Forum in the East of England and the safeguarding representative for the National Network of Designated Health Professionals for NHSE Midlands & East.  She is a member of the RCPCH Child Protection Committee and has represented the College on Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking.  She was a member of the CSE Response Unit Advisory Group and contributed to the development of the CSE Health Response Guidance and toolkit development for Human Trafficking for health providers. Her specialist area of interest is Child Sexual Abuse and she works as a Paediatric Forensic Medical Examiner across the UK.  She was a member of the work group which produced the Service Specifications for CSA services published in September 2015 by the RCPCH.  She is an active member of the College Faculty and teaches on the From Examination to Courtroom, Expert Witness, and Blended Level 4/5 for Named and Designated Doctors and Child Sexual Abuse Examination courses.   Since January 2020 she is the Assistant Officer for Child Protection at the RCPCH with a lead for publications.  She is currently engaged in the development of the new competency frameworks for sexual abuse examinations by nurses and doors.