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

Date & Time:

Thursday 19 November 2020 (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: 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, you will be able to access all the pre-reading materials and download the PREPARATION WORKSHEET.

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

There are also tools to help you with reflection of your own practice. Please download the PREPARATION WORKSHEET. It will be helpful for your learning and reflection to complete the WORKSHEET prior to attending the training.

Please also download and bring ‘Assessment of marks in babies under 6 months’

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Further Information:

Enquiries: (01992 588506)

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.