Public health and road safety, case studies and new blind cord standards | March 2014 Making the Link e-bulletin

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March 2014
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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 March's issue:
Road safety and eLearning case studies, new blind cord standards, CAPT's accident prevention work with PHE & free Child Safety Week resources.

Latest news

Road safety in Haringey and Enfield

Haringey and Enfield road safety officers have been working with local community groups to reduce the disproportionate number children from black, Asian and ethnic minority groups who are killed or injured on the road. 
> Read more about the Haringey and Enfield road safety case study

Yorkshire Children’s Centre and KSCB develop free eLearning course

Yorkshire Children’s Centre and Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board have created a course for practitioners, parents and carers. 
> More information about how the course is preventing common childhood accidents

'Road Safety and Public Health' report

RoSPA has published a report into the level of integration of road safety with other public health activities. The report highlights examples of good practice, provides guidance and catalogues ideas and concepts. 
> A summary of the key messages from the Road Safety and Public Health report

CAPT's work with Public Health England

CAPT is working closely with Public Health England (PHE) on the content of a briefing to local authorities on reducing unintentional injuries for the under fives. 
> More information about how we're helping to reduce unintentional injuries for the under fives

Accident prevention in the new early years profile

The new early years profile from Public Health England/NHS England and ChiMat includes several references to accident prevention. 
> Read about the early years profile

New blind cord standards published

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published new standards for blind cords.
 > Read more about the new blind cord standards

Sign up for free Child Safety Week resources

Sign up for Child Safety Week 2014 (23 - 29 June) and get regular email updates and access to free resources to help you plan and run your Safety Hero activities.
 > More information about getting free resources for Child Safety Week


About Making the Link

Working together for safer children

Making the Link is here to support people working to prevent unintentional injury to children and young people in England.

  • Submit case studies on accident prevention
  • Browse tools to help you in your work
  • Read the latest news on child accident prevention

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Updated March 2014