Understanding and Identifying Neglect with a focus on Early Help

Date & Time:

Tuesday 16 July 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)


Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ


Stage 2


Non-attendance and late-cancellation charges 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:


jane.savage@hertfordshire.gov.uk (01992 588506)


David Watts

Venue Details:

Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ

(01438 845114)


Hertfordshire Development Centre Car Parking Directions and Permit

HDC now has a dedicated parking area at the Stevenage Campus, accessible via Caxton Way with separate disabled parking at the front of Robertson House and Farnham House receptions.


The entrance to HDC’s car park is on Caxton Way between the rear entrance for Farnham House and the Recycling Centre. There is no direct postcode that will bring you to the car park entrance; your nearest option is to follow the main Robertson House postcode SG1 2FQ or you can use "aside.ladder.jars" what3words app (human friendly coordinate location app). Please do not park in Abel Smith House car park as you will be fined.

We would like to encourage you to consider public transport. Stevenage has excellent rail and bus links and extensive cycling/walking routes. Please contact HDC for advice.

Parking is not guaranteed so should the new car park be full you will need to find alternative parking. Public pay-and-display car parks are available in and around the town centre. Please note that the old Bessemer Drive car park is no longer available to HDC for parking.

Hertfordshire Development Centre Car Parking Permit.

If you use the delegates car park, this permit MUST be displayed in your vehicle. Failure to properly display this permit may result in a fine. Misuse of the car park by anyone who is not visiting the HDC will be fined.