Child Protection Conference Training

Date & Time:

Thursday 28 November 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)


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


Stage 2


Target Audience:

The training is aimed at a range of multi-agency professionals who work with children and who are likely to need to attend a Child Protection conference. You may have already attended a conference or you may be new to the process. It is open to all professionals who either wish to update their knowledge or to learn about the process. Professionals may include (but not exclusive to this list):

Health Services (GPs, health visitors, midwives, school nurses), School staff, Early Help staff, Probation, Children’s Services staff (domestic abuse practitioners, mental health practitioners), Community Adolescent Mental Health Service, Community Mental Health Team, Adult services, Children’s Centre staff.


Attendance Criteria:

Delegates must have completed mandatory Basic/Stage 1 Safeguarding/Child Protection training within their own agency.  The course is free to attend for people working for an agency contributing to the operation of the HSCB, or at cost if not.


Aim of the Course:

To learn about the structure and processes associated with a Child Protection conference and the methods and responsibilities of those involved.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Information on the conference style and structure (current style of Strengthening Families as well as the Strengthening Families Network style)
  • Children’s views
  • What is expected of you – Your role and responsibilities
  • The role of the Child Protection Conference Chair
  • Reports to conferences – How to write them and where to send them what should be included.
  • Timescales.
  • Decision making process.
  • Outcomes of a plan, process of monitoring progresses
  • Differences between Child in Need and Child Protection
  • Child protection process beyond the conference


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:

Enquiries: 01992 588506


Brian Siani

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.