PHE launches new resources, road deaths statistics and creating an 'avoidable injury strategy' | July 2014 Making the Link

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Making the Link is run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) which is the UK's leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

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In July's issue:
New PHE resources on child accident prevention, road deaths fall, Nottinghamshire's avoidable injury strategy, hot drinks policy case study and more.

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New Public Health England resources

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.
> Read about the two new resources for preventing accidents

Road deaths in GB fall

The most recent statistics for road casualties in 2013 (PDF, 464kb) are now available from the Department for Transport (DfT). 
> More information about the road casualties statistics and possible contributing factors

Case study: Avoidable injuries strategy for children and young people

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been collaborating to develop a strategy to reduce avoidable injuries for children and young people. 
> More information about the strategy, how it came about, the issues and plans for future developments

Hot drinks policy case study

How Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre in Bristol successfully got hot drinks onto the agenda and the surprising benefits. 
> Read about Community Support Manager Jane Crane's work in Bristol

Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new resource for local authorities on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home.
> Read about the PHE resource on preventing accidents in the home

Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new resource for local authorities on preventing accidents to children and young people on the road.
 > Read about the PHE resource for accident prevention on the road

Factsheet on tackling inequality within child accident prevention

CAPT and West Midlands PHE Centre have developed a factsheet to help with tackling the inequalities within child accident prevention work.
 > Find out more and download the factsheet

 
 
 
 

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Updated July 2014