Safety education effective in primary schools

4 February 2011
The Department for Education commissioned Sheffield Hallam University to evaluate the delivery of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) in schools. The report found that primary schools found the safety education element to be particularly effective. At our recent Making the Link events, a number of attendees explained that PSHE has been an effective way of promoting safety messages within...

Family Nurse Partnership evaluation

4 February 2011
The third evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) has been published by the Department of Health. It focuses on the ‘toddler’ phase of the programme when children are aged 12-24 months. Family Nurse Partnerships help parents with intensive support through home visits from early pregnancy until a child is two years old. The research, carried out by Birkbeck College, involved 1,303 parents...

Interim Munro report published

4 February 2011
The interim, second report of the Munro review - a major review looking into child protection - has been published. The report, entitled The Child’s Journey, aims to improve child protection and the review has worked with five authorities to improve the system. Recommendations in the report include strengthening the role of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards and that the role of Director of...

New road traffic statistics

4 February 2011
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a national set of statistics. These show road casualties reported to the police in Great Britain for the third quarter of 2010. For the year ending September 2010, an estimated 7,931 child pedestrians under 16 were killed or seriously injured, down 3% compared with the previous 12 months.

New accident and emergency statistics published

4 February 2011
The latest statistics for attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments have been published on the NHS Information Centre site. The statistics cover 15.6 million records over the period from April 2009-March 2010. Of the 15.6 million attendances recorded, 2.2 million (14%) were children aged 0-9 and 2.1 million (13%) were children and young people aged 10-19. Unfortunately, there is...

Making the Link event presentations

4 February 2011
The Making the Link team recently ran a series of events around the country aimed at people working in strategy and policy in children’s services and public health. The team gave a series of presentations which gave the inside track of some of the latest policy developments in this area. Colleagues from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) also gave a presentation...

Sign up to the Making the Link master classes

2 February 2011
Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has commissioned Dr Nicola Christie, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Surrey University, to run a series of free master classes as part of CAPT's Making the Link project. The master classes will cover:

Review of fire Sector published

14 January 2011
A strategic review of the fire and rescue service – Fire Futures - has been published by the Communities and Local Government Department.

Road Safety Week 2011 announced

14 January 2011
Brake – the road safety charity - have announced the launch of Road Safety Week to take place on 21-27 November 2011.

Help us with our road safety survey

14 January 2011
Some of the best road safety responses come about when communities recognise the important role they can play. We’re asking road safety professionals to complete a short online survey about their experiences in engaging community-based organisations to help tackle road safety.