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Find data and statistics on childhood accidents

We know that too many children and young people are killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. However, it can often be difficult to know where to find the data and statistics to help you in your work to reduce accidents. 

We have collected together information and links to reliable online sources of data and statistics for childhood accidents. This will help practitioners and policymakers make the case for child accident prevention and provide evidenced arguments for accident programmes in their local area.

News

28% increase in child road deaths

New figures from the Department of Transport show that the number of child deaths in reported road traffic accidents in 2016 was more than 2015.

Improving attitudes to road safety

The latest British Social Attitudes survey shows improving attitudes to road safety.

Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 2017

Road Safety Week takes place this year from 20-26 November with the theme, Speed Down, Save Lives. It’s an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of driving too fast.

Case studies

Road safety education for young people with special needs: Vale School’s Travelators

Vale School in Tottenham’s Travelators project video ‘Travel light, travel right’ makes it clear what issues matter to young people when it comes to getting about.

The trouble with child car seats – parents’ views and providing support

Lyn Rowe, Road Safety Officer from Leicester City Council on what she learned from talking with parents during car seat checks.

Engaging with parents the Warwickshire way

Parents at the heart of road safety education

Tools

A new ‘think piece’ looks at changing road use and the challenges involved for road safety practitioners

Paving the Way: putting behaviour change at the heart of a safe system is the report of a Highways England Symposium on road use

Good practice guidance and parent tips to provide support following traumatic events such as road accidents

Road accidents are among the most traumatic events many families will ever experience. New guidance has been published from the Institute of Health Visiting to encourage appropriate support.

Exploring street play initiatives and the impact of residential street design on play

Two new reports explore aspects of street play and residential street design and play.

Share your Case Study

Do you have a good case study to share? Or would you like to share your strategy on road safety at our national conference in March 2014?

Helping out with a case study is a great way to share best practice and promote your own work. We would love to hear about current or past programmes.

It involves a short interview, and you can provide any supporting materials which will help you explain your work. We would be particularly interested to hear from people with programmes that have been evaluated.

Email info@makingthelink.net to submit a case study.