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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

Parents want more information and community support

New research reveals that parents say they need early years services to help them to parent better, provide information and to strengthen community relationships.

Health visiting survey highlights concern about overstretched and overloaded staff

The results of an annual survey by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) show a disturbing impact in the reduction in health visiting services on babies and families.

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.

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

Voluntary Sector action can help tackle inequalities

New reports highlight the role of charities and the voluntary and community sector in taking action on health inequalities resulting from social, economic and environmental conditions.

New Think! Road safety campaign resources released

The Department for Transport has released new Think! Road safety campaign resources to help teachers and schools highlight the dangers of the road.

Make prevention a priority this winter

! Seasonal risks to child safety at this time of year may not be obvious, but now is the time to make prevention your priority for winter safety in the home and on the roads.

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.