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NCB research on unintentional injuries

14 January 2011
The National Children's Bureau (NCB) Research Centre is finalising a rapid research review on unintentional injuries in childhood.

Children can’t judge vehicle speeds above 20mph

14 January 2011
Young school children can’t accurately judge the speeds of vehicles travelling faster than 20mph according to a new study by researchers at the Royal Holloway, University London.

New work programme for building regulations published

14 January 2011
The Communities and Local Government department have published plans to revise the existing building regulations which includes reviewing regulations for electrical safety.

Government Poverty review published

14 January 2011
Poverty and disadvantage are key factors in unintentional child injury and so the publication of the government’s poverty review conducted by Frank Field – the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances - is a significant piece of work in relation to injury prevention.

NICE work programme revised

14 January 2011
Following the publication of the Public Health White paper – Healthy Lives Healthy People, the Department of Health (DH) have changed the scope of the NICE work programme and the guidance it produces.

Public health outcomes framework proposals include unintentional injuries

21 December 2010
Unintentional injuries to children and young people is one of the indicators put forward in the Proposals for a Public Health Outcomes Framework published by the Department of Health on 20 December 2010.  And among the outcomes that apply to all age groups is killed and seriously injured casualties on England's roads.

Attend a free event in early 2011 on the new agenda for children's safety, health and wellbeing

9 December 2010
If you work in policy or strategy in children’s services and public health, we have free leadership and training workshops in January 2011, supported by the Department for Education, to help you gain an inside track on the latest policy developments. Now is a time of huge transition and change for public health and children’s services. Proposals to move health improvement to local councils aim to...

Healthy Lives, Healthy People - the future of public health

30 November 2010
The Public Health White Paper offers a ringfenced public health budget, a new public health service to hand power to local authorities, and recognition that “prevention is better than cure.”

What can we learn about accidents from serious case reviews?

30 November 2010
The publication of a report on serious case reviews has brought to light instances of childhood accidents resulting from parental neglect. Serious case reviews are local enquiries into the death or serious injury of a child where abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor. They are carried out by Local Safeguarding Children Boards so that lessons can be learnt. Ofsted is responsible...

Equity and excellence: how can the new NHS prevent childhood accidents?

30 November 2010
As part of the ongoing consultation on health service reform, the Child Accident Prevention Trust has responded to some of the recent suggestions put forward by the government. It is vital that, in the forthcoming Health Bill, the government makes a firm commitment to preventative work with children, including preventing accidental injuries.