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West Midlands children's and wellbeing event

1 November 2012
West Midlands Councils, the Department of Health and Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands are running an event on improving children’s health and wellbeing in the West Midlands.The event is aimed at directors of children’s services, directors of adult services, directors of public health, senior commissioners and service providers and will look at how to integrate public health services and...

Using social marketing techniques to tackle health inequalities

24 October 2012
A new report from the National Social Marketing Centre (NSMC) looks at the role of social marketing in tackling the social determinants of health.Social marketing approaches can play an important part in child safety strategies, helping to influence specific behaviours while also creating an environment which enables positive change to be made and sustained.

Local accidental injury data from ChiMat

23 October 2012
The Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) has recently published a report for each local authority area which examines accidents as a major health issue for children.The reports bring together information about:electrical safetysmoke alarmsfire and rescue service activityroad injuriesfalls and;burns and scalds. In addition to unintentional injury data, there is information on:

New opportunities with CAPT

11 October 2012
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two people to join our senior management team. We are looking for a Head of Resources and Marketing (Part time, 28 hours per week, £44,360 pro rata for 80% FTE plus benefits) and a Head of Consultancy Services (Full time, 35 hours per week, up to £49,939 plus benefits). The closing date for applications is 5 November 2012.

CAPT hot drink scalds campaign

1 October 2012
We emailed you last week to ask you to support our hot drink scalds campaign. Read on to find out how you can help spread the message.“Everyone in the burns unit was there because of an accident. None of them were born that way and they hadn’t developed a disease to make them disfigured. In a split second their whole life changed.” Valerie Jackson, mum of 10 month-old Gabriel, who was badly...

Family Nurse Partnership reduces injuries and costs

26 September 2012
New evaluation shows that The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme of intensive and structured home visiting support is making a difference to many vulnerable first time mothers and their children across 50 sites.

New ESC research reveals fire dangers in the home

26 September 2012
New research from the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) shows that every year, fires caused by misuse of appliances kill 22 people and seriously injure about 2,500 people.

LGA guidance on tackling child poverty

26 September 2012
New guidance from the LGA on key facts on poverty for councillors.

Road safety consultation and guidance

26 September 2012
Last chance to have your say on a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation on speed limits and new guidance from the DfT and the Town and Country Planning Association to improve road safety.

New learning from serious case reviews and child death reviews

3 September 2012
Serious case reviews findings An understanding of normal development in childhood is essential for the protection of children.This is one of the key findings and learning points from an analysis of serious case reviews from April 2009 to March 2011 produced by the Department for Education (DfE).The findings highlight the need for this professional understanding in relation to bruising and minor...