News Archive: July 2017

Celebrate school nursing week 10-14 July

4 July 2017
The first School Nurse Week takes place this year on 10-14 July, organised by Unite and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA). As well as celebrating the role of these key professionals in the lives of children and young people, it’s also a chance to explain how their work supports the health and wellbeing connections that are made every day between schools, homes...

Using behaviour change techniques in road safety

4 July 2017
With fewer people and resources available to develop effective road safety interventions, it’s vital that practitioners can build on tried and tested experience and practical insights into what works.

Falls from open windows

4 July 2017
Now summer is here, windows are left open in the hope of catching a breeze – and reports are reaching CAPT of small children falling from upstairs windows, frequently needing specialist hospital care for significant head injuries.

Parents and child road safety – identifying and sharing good practice

4 July 2017
While parents see themselves as responsible for developing their children’s road safety awareness and skills, they rarely have a deliberate strategy for teaching children road safety. Their safety messages may be out-of-date, they may put too little emphasis on helping children develop practical skills, and they may act inconsistently on the roads, unaware of their importance as role models.