New blind cord standards published

20 March 2014
On 28 February the British Standards Institution (BSI) published new standards for the sale and installation of blind cords making it illegal to sell or professionally install a window blind that does not meet the standards. The new standards also cover the safety devices that can be fitted to existing blinds with cords and chains.

Accident prevention in the new early years profile

20 March 2014
The new early years profile from Public Health England/NHS England and ChiMat includes several references to accident prevention. Giving parents advice regarding the safe use of blinds and reducing the risk from blind cords are specifically mentioned in the infant mortality section of the guide (page 18).

CAPT's work with Public Health England

20 March 2014
CAPT is currently working closely with Public Health England (PHE) on the content of a briefing to local authorities on reducing unintentional injuries for the under fives. This work is one of the strands of PHE’s Violence and Unintentional Programme. RoSPA are also part of the project – focusing on unintentional injuries on the roads for children and young people under the age of 25.

Road safety seminar - what matters and what works

26 February 2014
Reducing the inequalities in child deaths and injuries on the roads 11 March 2014, 10:00am-3:45pm Ort House Conference Centre, London NW1 7NE Delegate fee: £48

Urgent action needed to protect children from hair straighteners burns

26 February 2014
CAPT is supporting the work of the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) with a nationwide campaign about the dangers of hair straighteners.Our campaign aims to raise awareness of the danger among parents and lobby manufacturers and retailers to do more to protect children from burns.

Child Safety Week 2014

25 February 2014
Save the date, our flagship campaign, Child Safety Week is back for another year, running from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 June with the theme Safety Heroes battle Morning Mayhem.

Road safety, scalds and a call for child deaths database | November 2013 Making the Link e-bulletin

11 November 2013
This email is from: Child Accident Prevention Trust |

Report calls for a national child death database

6 November 2013
A study commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) has recommended establishing a national database to collect, analyse and share Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) data at a national level.