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Tackling inequalities in child accident prevention factsheet

2 July 2014
CAPT and West Midlands PHE Centre have developed a factsheet on tackling inequalities within child accident prevention.

Reported road casualties in Great Britain in 2013

2 July 2014
The most recent statistics for road casualties in 2013 (PDF, 464kb) are now available from the Department for Transport (DfT).

New Public Health England resources to help reduce accidents to children and young people

1 July 2014
Public Health England (PHE) has signalled that child accident prevention is one of its priorities by launching two new resources for local authorities on the first day of Child Safety Week. The resources focus on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home and on the road.  There are still significant numbers of deaths and emergency hospital admissions from preventable...

RoSPA publishes ‘Road Safety and Public Health’ report

24 March 2014
RoSPA has published a report looking at the current level of integration of road safety with other public health activities. The report highlights examples of good practice, provides guidance to road safety officers and public health practitioners and catalogues ideas and concepts that could be used by different local authorities to help achieve their objectives.RecommendationsThe report makes...

Sign up for free Child Safety Week resources

20 March 2014
Sign up to our Child Safety Week 2014 email list to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments and get access to exclusive, free Safety Hero resources that you can use to promote child accident prevention in your local area.About Child Safety WeekThis year's Child Safety Week is just over three months away.

New blind cord standards published

20 March 2014
On 28 February the British Standards Institution (BSI) published new standards for the sale and installation of blind cords making it illegal to sell or professionally install a window blind that does not meet the standards. The new standards also cover the safety devices that can be fitted to existing blinds with cords and chains.

Accident prevention in the new early years profile

20 March 2014
The new early years profile from Public Health England/NHS England and ChiMat includes several references to accident prevention. Giving parents advice regarding the safe use of blinds and reducing the risk from blind cords are specifically mentioned in the infant mortality section of the guide (page 18).

CAPT's work with Public Health England

20 March 2014
CAPT is currently working closely with Public Health England (PHE) on the content of a briefing to local authorities on reducing unintentional injuries for the under fives. This work is one of the strands of PHE’s Violence and Unintentional Programme. RoSPA are also part of the project – focusing on unintentional injuries on the roads for children and young people under the age of 25.