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Identify key factors when making ethical decisions about children and young people using the 15 cards in our tool kit.
The 15 cards in our tool kit helps you identify key factors to take into account when making decisions and signposts you to other key documents.
Female genital mutilation is considered a form of child abuse and is a criminal offence in the UK. Our guidance looks at doctors' role in preventing and eradicating the practice.
Our guidance outlines good practice and safeguards for doctors to follow in the circumcision of male babies and children.
Guidance on rights, duties, powers and responsibilities that parents have in respect of their children, including the right to consent to treatment on their child's behalf.
Information and advice for health professionals who are asked for advice about or assistance with paternity testing.
The law on sexual offences in Northern Ireland changed in 2009. Read about how the law affects your role as a health professional.