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Supporting Teenagers and Young People


Course Description

This course covers a wide range of topics to help provide those who work with children and young people or young adults, the information they need to help and support young people who are vulnerable to abuse or neglect.

This course is designed to give information and guidance to those working with teenagers and young people who may be vulnerable to relationship abuse, substance misuse, and teenage pregnancy.

This course uses a multimedia approach to engage the learner including videos and scenarios to allow professionals to develop their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Definition of teenage relationship abuse and the types of abuse: sexual, coercive control, financial, emotional and physical
  • Risk factors and protective factors
  • How to help young people in abusive relationships
  • Factors associated with bullying, including locations
  • Characteristics of perpetrator including types of adult bullies and children who bully - bullies, indicators, victims
  • Types of bullying, including homophobic bullying and that of young people with learning disabilities, and the bullying cycle
  • The relationship between bullying and suicide
  • Definitions of substance misuse and addiction
  • Young people and alcohol and drug treatment, referral routes into specialist treatment
  • The misuse of substances, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and cannabis
  • What to do it you have concerns regarding substance misuse
  • The risks, impact and prevention of teenage pregnancy
  • Supporting young people in reducing teenage pregnancy rates
  • Legislation relating to teenage relationship abuse, bullying and substance misuse

This course uses immersive real-work scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life.  These real-work scenarios and the supporting case studies will enable learners to see how their training can apply to them in their role.  A key aim of this training is to provide learners with strong context to the training so they can easily relate to the situations presented to them within the training.

You will learn

  • The definition of what teenage relationship abuse is and the different forms of abuse within intimate relationships
  • Explain what you need to do if you have concerns about a child or teenager
  • Identify what is meant by bullying and the 'bullying cycle' and who is at risk
  • Know the different types of substances which young people might abuse and the effects of these substances on young people's physical and mental health
  • Understand why young people might misuse substances and the factors that make them vulnerable
  • Identify the risk factors for teenage pregnancy and the impact of teenage pregnancy on the outcomes for young people
  • Outline support for young people to prevent unplanned pregnancy

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Social workers
  • Volunteers
  • Safeguarding teams


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 3-4 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Please note that whilst this e-learning course is free, failure to complete within 30 days of allocation, will result in a £15 charge.

To register for this course, please click here


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