CAPT events in February and March 2013

 CAPT plans to deliver a series of child accident prevention events in February and March 2013.

The events are:

  • a half day master class on effective engagement with minority and hard to reach families;
  • a national seminar on the links between public health and child road safety; and
  • a series of local/regional workshops on integrated commissioning.

Read more about these events and register your interest below.

Master class on effective engagement with minority and hard to reach families

CAPT is running a master class on effective engagement with minority and hard to reach families.

The event is taking place on Friday 22 March 2013 in London.

Invited experts include: Ann Rowe, Implementation Lead, Department of Health, Family Nurse Partnership Programme Carole Hewison, Deputy Director of The Children’s Foundation and Project Director of the Whoops! Child Safety Project Nighat Taimuri, Senior Community Development Coordinator, Royal Borough of Kingston Council; and Jani Rashid, Head of Diversity and Cohesion, Bradford District Council.

The master class offers an excellent opportunity for senior practitioners, programme and service managers and commissioners to discuss what matters and what works when engaging minority and hard to reach families in education and behaviour change programmes. The event will illustrate good practice in a range of programmes, including how best to engage parents and carers in preventing serious accidental injuries for children.

A national seminar on the links between public health and child road safety

Safe, Green and Active
Finding Common Ground for Public Health, Road Safety and Active Lifestyles

CAPT is hosting a one day road safety seminar which will bring together stakeholders in public health, road safety, highways engineering and services for children and families.

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2013, 10am – 4pm (registration from 9.30am)

Venue: Directory of Social Change, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP

The seminar offers delegates the opportunity to:

  • Encourage more active lifestyles and active travel for children and young people
  • Support change to more sustainable forms of transport, particularly walking and cycling
  • Reduce deaths and serious accidental injuries to children on our roads
  • Tackle health inequalities resulting from childhood accidents.

Find out more by visiting the event page:

Local workshops on integrated commissioning

CAPT is looking to recruit a number of local partners/hosts to help us deliver a series of workshops on integrated commissioning to support child accident prevention.

We have limited funding to support delivery of four events before the end of the current financial year.

We envisage that the initial tranche of workshops will be delivered in local local areas during February and March 2013. If interest confirms demand for this workshop we will continue to offer the programme on a paid-for basis through 2013-14.

We need local partners to arrange a suitable venue and catering, and to help market the workshop to potential participants (including stakeholders in the statutory and voluntary and community sectors). There will be some costs for host organisations, which could be recovered from fees charged for participation in these events.

We would like to make attendance at these events open to local stakeholders who can influence better integrated commissioning for child accident prevention and children’s public health.

Key participants in local programmes might include:

  • directors of public health and children’s services;
  • elected members with interests in health and well-being, families and children;
  • commissioners of services for children;
  • programme managers; and
  • senior practitioners in children’s services and public health.

If you are interested in bringing one of these events to your area, please email Kevin Lowe at kevin.lowe@capt.org.uk or call him on 020 7608 7363.

Updated February 2013