Understanding and Identifying Neglect with a focus on Early Help

Date & Time:

Wednesday 24 April 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)


Hemel Hempstead Library, Hemel Hempstead, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN


Stage 2


This training is classed as a ‘Lite Bite’ and so attendance is free of charge to all agencies. Non-attendance and late-cancellation charges still apply.


Target Audience: Professionals working with children and families across the children's workforce.


Aim of the Course: To provide professionals with a greater understanding of the concept of neglect and what current research tells us in relation to the abuse of children.


Attendance Criteria: Participants will have already attended child protection awareness training and have an understanding of the signs and symptoms of child abuse.


Learning Outcomes:

By end of the course participants will be able to:

  • establish a working definition of neglect
  • recognise signs and symptoms in children and young people who are suffering, or may be suffering, neglect
  • explore the impact of neglect on child development
  • make use of research and findings from Serious Case Reviews to inform practice
  • gain understanding of the importance of a multi-agency approach to neglect


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:




David Watts

Venue Details:

Hemel Hempstead Library, Hemel Hempstead, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN

(0300 123 4049)


Water Gardens Car Park is closest to The Forum and costs up to a maximum of £3.50 per day. Click here for council-run car park charges.

Free Car Parking can be accessed via Gadebridge Lane from the Leighton Buzzard Road. Click here for map. It is a 10-15 minutes’ walk across Gadebridge Park to The Forum. Please be aware that there is no street lighting after dark in Gadebridge Park.

Disabled Parking - Click here for a list of disabled parking available locally.

Food and Drink -The Forum’s café in the atrium serves hot and cold drinks and a variety of hot and cold light meals and snacks. Delegates are welcome to use the café to eat their own meals.