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

Date & Time:

Wednesday 4 December 2019 (10:00 - 13:00)


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


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’


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:

Enquiries: (01992 588506)


Dr John Heckmatt & Charlotte Hughes

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 but it no longer provided long stay of 3 hours or more to the public on weekdays. Moor End Car Park is now the closest long stay car park. 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.