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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...

Child accident prevention training workshops

3 September 2012
CAPT is running two free half day training workshops in September 2012 to provide practical support and knowledge and skills development for stakeholders with an interest in child accident prevention and in the commissioning of relevant services and projects.The workshops provide a background briefing on:

CAPT supports HSE statement on children’s play

3 September 2012
 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has drafted a joint statement with the Play Safety Forum (PSF) which promotes a balanced, thoughtful approach to safety in children’s play.The statement is a significant development for playground safety and was produced jointly with The Play Safety Forum, of which CAPT is a member.Tim Gill, a leading writer and researcher on children writes on his...

Have your say on NHS commissioning and draft guidance for health and wellbeing strategies

3 September 2012
A reminder that two Department of Health consultations close at the end of September.

Funding cuts hit road safety partnerships

6 August 2012
Road safety partnerships have helped to create better road safety outcomes by integrating education, engineering and enforcement and through collaborative working. But partnership working for road safety has suffered as the impact of funding cuts has been felt at local level. These are the findings from a study based on the experience of road safety officers who had received Road Safety...