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Have your say on NHS commissioning and draft guidance for health and wellbeing strategies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

Put children at the heart of public health reforms says forum

2 August 2012
Putting children, young people and their families at the heart of what happens in the NHS and public health is one of the key themes which underpins recommendations from the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum.Outcomes for children and young people will be improved if the wider health system pays more attention to inequality, according to the forum’s report which was published on 26...

New fire statistics show the benefit of investment

23 July 2012
There were 40% fewer accidental dwelling fire deaths in 2011-12 than ten years ago, showing the positive benefit of fire safety programmes over the last decade.New fire statistics for England confirm the value of continued investment in fire safety in reducing fatalities, injury and damage to homes. They also show the long term positive impact of this work. Figures for the period from 1 April...

Summer discount for Safe Network training resource

9 July 2012
 The Safe Network is offering a £30 discount on their Safe organisations, safe children modular training resource.The pack will cost just £69 during July and August. The pack is available on CD-ROM and is suitable for trainers with any level of experience to deliver training on keeping children safe.The resource is closely aligned to their core safeguarding standards and has five modules: