Bradford home safety event highlights safety scheme costs

12 April 2011
Bradford Safeguarding Children Board’s recent event marking the end of their Safe at Home Equipment scheme highlighted the cost of the two-year scheme at £572,520. Their two-year Safe At Home scheme, fitted an estimated 4,400 sets of home safety equipment. The whole project costs totalled approximately £572,520. This figure covered the cost of the equipment, its installation and other project...

Making the Link programme extended

9 April 2011
A successful submission to the Department for Education means that CAPT will join NSPCC and Children England as a partner in Safe Network, providing tailored safeguarding support to the voluntary and community sector. Our involvement will strengthen Safe Network’s ability to support local community groups in preventing serious accidents to children.

Toddler death highlights blind cord danger

9 April 2011
The recent death of a toddler from blind cord strangulation has highlighted the need for parents and practitioners working with children and families to be aware of the issue. Caden Laine, who was 21 months old, died after climbing onto a chest of drawers and becoming entangled in the blind cords. Whilst there is ongoing work around developing a new European standard on newly manufactured blind...

Medway road accidents reduced

3 March 2011
Figures published by Medway Council show that killed or seriously injured casualties in Medway are down 60% since 10 years ago and now stand at an all-time low. The reduction in road casualties for children based on the same period, are down 52%. As a result, Medway has comfortably exceeded the government’s 10-year national target of reducing road casualties by 40%.

National End of Life accident data published

3 March 2011
The National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has published new data on causes of 'external deaths' for 0-19 year-olds. External deaths are broken down into a variety of categories including falls and other accidental injuries and transport accidents. The data shows that from 2007-2009, transport accidents were the highest, underlying cause of external deaths for 0-19 year olds, making up 45...

Marmot review inequalities data published

3 March 2011
The Marmot review team has published new data by the London Health Observatory on health inequalities in children. The indicators looked at are: Life expectancy at birth Children reaching a good level of development at age five Young people not in employment, education or training; and The percentage of people receiving means-tested benefits There are a number of findings including the...

Safe Network launches safeguarding standards for voluntary sector

3 March 2011
The Safe Network has launched new guidance for the voluntary sector on safeguarding children including guidance on preventing childhood accidents. The guidance is aimed at community and voluntary organisations that run activities for children, including clubs and societies. The standards include four areas:

Department of Health launches Health Visitor Implementation Plan

3 March 2011
The Department for Health (DH) has launched the Health Visitor Implementation Plan. The plan aims to introduce 4,200 new health visitors to the profession by 2015 and stresses the strong link between children’s centres and health visitors in health improvement initiatives such as child accident prevention. For those staff working in other areas such as maternity services, primary care and early...

New NICE tools on unintentional injuries launched for councillors

18 February 2011
Two new tools for councillors on unintentional injuries have been launched by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). 'Key facts for local councillors' and 'Ten questions to ask if you are scrutinising local action on preventing unintentional injuries in u15s' are both launched today.

Allen early intervention review published

4 February 2011
The Allen review into early intervention has made a strong case for early intervention to continue to play a crucial part in children’s development. Among his recommendations to retain 19 of the current early intervention programmes is that the proposed health and well-being boards create integrated early intervention approaches which share best practice. • Read the Allen review