Physical Abuse in Children (previously the 'Bruising Lite Bite')

Date & Time:

Wednesday 15 September 2021 (10:00 - 11:30)


Online Event - Microsoft Teams,


Stage 2


Non-attendance and late-cancellation charges apply.


Target Audience: Health Visitors, School Nurses, Social workers, Assistant Team Managers, Team Managers, Nursery Nurses, Child Care Workers, Children Centre Staff, Teachers, Police Officers, CAIU, Youth workers, Allied Health professionals, GPs


Aim of the Course: To enable the multi-agency team to recognise and respond to physical abuse in children.


Learning Outcomes:

  • To embed the practice of using the HSCB pathways for physical abuse
  • To raise awareness of Serious Case Reviews involving physical abuse of children
  • To broaden knowledge around assessment of bruising in small children
  • To enable professionals to effectively respond and refer for children where physical abuse is suspected.



Please see the 'Download Course Materials' link where, under the 'Pre-course' section where you will be able to access all the pre-reading materials. We strongly recommend you read the delegate session notes before the training.

Please note – The documents also include useful reading and tools for you and we recommend that you read these as part of your forward learning around physical abuse in children.


Places Available:


Further Information:

Enquiries: (01992 588506)


Dr John Heckmatt & Gail Sexton

Venue Details:

Online Event - Microsoft Teams,

(01992 588506)

This is a virtual training course and delegates will be sent an invitation via Microsoft Teams to join the event. Please note that your email address may be visible to other delegates on the Microsoft Teams  invite.