Use your year-end money to keep children safe

Use CAPT’s wide range of accident prevention resources for practitioners to use up year-end spend and keep children safe.

Between stories on the Olympics, the Jubilee and the weather, you will be forgiven for missing these headlines from the last year:

  • Boy, 2, has to have throat opened daily to heal burns after swallowing oven cleaner Daily Mirror, 30 August 2012
  • Mother tells of fight to save life of daughter, two, hanged by roller blind cord Evening Standard, 15 January 2013
  • Toddler dies after falling from second storey window of block of flat, Daily Mail, 3 August 2012

Like thousands of serious accidents that happen to children each year in the UK, these three tragedies could have been prevented if the parent or carer had only known about the risk and taken action.

CAPT resources for practitioners

CAPT’s child accident prevention resources are used daily by practitioners to help inform and engage parents. They are tried and tested resources, written in a non-patronising style. Affordable and very easy to use, here’s what one mum said after she saw our Look who’s falling DVD:

“The child’s eye view is terrifying... it makes you stop and think to go out and get window locks.”

Above all, CAPT resources are available in a wide range of formats to support any contact you have with parents and carers.

With year-end just two months away, if you do have any budget left, please invest now, email this page to your frontline practitioners and help prevent another headline like those above.

A wide range of resources

If your practitioners haven’t used CAPT resources before, and want something that covers all the most common risks in a range of formats, we recommend our Starter pack premium (£230): 

Do your practitioners run sessions with parents and need an easy to use, interactive resource? For a limited time, we’re offering a set of all three of our DVD resource packs for just £97 - a saving of 10% on the full price of £108. They cover accidental falls, poisoning and burns and scalds. Order before 8 March 2013 to take advantage of this special offer. Visit the CAPT online shop on the CAPT site:

Would you like the tools to clearly show parents and carers how child development and accidents are linked? We launched our Child development pack (£72) in November and it’s quickly become a bestseller:

Do your practitioners want child safety advice to give to parents in a format that you know they’ll take in? Our Mixed pictorial pack (£50) has 10 of each of five titles that work for everyone:

Serious accidents for children can be devastating to a child and their family. Whether you’re stocking up for Child Safety Week or planning to start or extend your child accident prevention work, please use your budget wisely and take advantage of our invaluable resource packs.

Ordering is easy:

For any other information on our resources, please email Kate Bines at: kate.bines@capt.org.uk

Updated February 2013