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Teenage Pregnancy

Sanctuary Training

Teenage Pregnancy



Want guidance on handling teenage pregnancy? This informative course - with case studies - will increase your understanding and confidence. Find out about the government's strategy. Get updated on what practical support is available (pre and post pregnancy). And learn useful tips for how to work with teenagers.


This course is for anyone who works with or has contact with teenagers, young people, and their families, including:

  • Carers, parents and education staff
  • Frontline health and social care staff
  • Professional organisations


We cover the causes and consequences of teenage pregnancy - how prevalent is it, who is most at risk, and its impact. Then you learn about the strategies for tackling it, including the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy of 1999. And you get guidance on your role and how you should respond - with advice on what teenagers want, how to work with them, and what level of confidentiality you can provide.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion - with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.


Once you've completed this course, you'll have a knowledge of:

  • How prevalent the problem is
  • Indicators of poor outcomes
  • The impact of teenage parenting on the mother and child
  • Who is most at risk of becoming a teenage parent
  • The importance of not stereotyping teenage parents
  • What the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy 1999 is
  • What other policies are relevant to teenage pregnancy since it was introduced
  • The importance of ensuring early access to appropriate multi-agency support
  • The importance of ensuring access to Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
  • Why pregnant teenagers need additional help and what happens when they get poor service from professionals
  • What teenagers want from you and what skills you need to use
  • What messages you need to convey to teenagers about sex and teenage pregnancy
  • What level of confidentiality you can give teenagers

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