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:

Toddler tragedy highlights falls issues

28 June 2012
A two-year-old girl tragically has died after falling from the fourth floor of a block of flats in Sheffield.

Child accident prevention master class

25 June 2012
We are delighted to invite you to the latest in this series of events – a master class on public health commissioning and child accident prevention for the under 5s.The event will focus on the implications of the proposed split in responsibility for commissioning children’s public health services, set out in The White Paper -  Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in...

Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance consultation

13 June 2012
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance.

Accident prevention book review

12 June 2012
Liz Richardson, Paediatric Liaison Health Visitor at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, reviews a new book on child accident prevention by David H Stone - Injury Prevention in Children: a primer for students and practitioners.

New guidance on emergency settings care for children

11 June 2012
New guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) sets out minimum standards for the care and treatment of children and young people in emergency care settings.

Burns and scalds - invest to save

11 June 2012
Childhood burns and scalds are hugely costly for the NHS - treating a simple cup of tea scald costs £2,000 per child. Dr Amber Young, Prevention Lead for the British Burn Association, argues that we need to invest more in accident prevention.

Make an impact with Child Safety Week 2012

11 June 2012
It's the last week before Child Safety Week 2012 and we're urging practitioners to use the week to raise families’ awareness, forge partnerships and put child accident prevention on the local agenda.

Strengthening the public health connections for children and young people

30 May 2012
We look at two new key developments in the public health transition to local authorities: Plans for the Public Health Outcomes Framework to gain statutory guidance status and online information on health and wellbeing boards as part of the National Learning Network for Health and Wellbeing.The latest Transforming Public Health Bulletin from the Department of Health states that the government's...