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February 2014
Working together for safer children
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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 February's issue:
The cost benefits of a resource library, 2014 Child Safety Week theme, book now for CAPT's road safety seminar and a summary of key national reports.

Latest news

CAPT road safety seminar - 11 March

Our seminar is fast approaching. Book your place (.docx) and find out what matters and what works in reducing the inequalities in child deaths and injuries on the roads. Just £48pp. 
> Book your place at our March road safety seminar

Child Safety Week 2014 theme

The Safety Heroes return for this year's Child Safety Week (23 - 29 June) but can they defeat the dastardly Morning Mayhem? 
> Read about the theme for this year's Child Safety Week

Developing a child injury prevention resource library

A child injury prevention resource library can support your work. The library can also help promote consistent messages across your local area, reduce the amount of time spent on finding resources and achieve cost-efficiencies in purchasing resources especially with the end of the financial year approaching.
 > Read more about developing a child injury prevention library

Learning from the past

A summary of the recommendations and main themes from three national reports published between 2002 and 2009. This is a rich, relevant resource which you can draw on when planning your child accident prevention work.
 > Read about how past policy papers and action plans help in planning

Join our hair straighteners campaign

In recent years, the number of children being treated for burns from hair straighteners has doubled. CAPT is supporting the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) with a campaign to raise awareness among parents of the dangers.
 > Find out more about our hair straighteners campaign


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 July 2014