All resources tagged with 'home safety'

Child Safety Week 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

This email is from: Child Accident Prevention Trust |

Department of Health launches Health Visitor Implementation Plan

The Department for Health (DH) has launched the Health Visitor Implementation Plan.

The plan aims to introduce 4,200 new health visitors to the profession by 2015 and stresses the strong link between children’s centres and health visitors in health improvement initiatives such as child accident prevention.

For those staff working in other areas such as maternity services, primary care and early years services, the increased numbers of health visitors are good opportunities to review and strengthen partnership working arrangements.

Rob Benington

Rob Benington – Injury Prevention Manager, NHS Bristol

Rob is the Injury Prevention Manager for NHS Bristol, and he is also the co-ordinator for Avonsafe – a safety partnership which has been running for 15 years.

Avonsafe is a partnership that encourages organisations to work together to help reduce accidental injury. It covers the old Avon area, with local groups co-ordinated by local injury prevention specialists.

Rob’s role, funded by the primary care trusts, is to:

Sign up to the Making the Link master classes

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has commissioned Dr Nicola Christie, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Surrey University, to run a series of free master classes as part of CAPT's Making the Link project. The master classes will cover:

NCB research on unintentional injuries

The National Children's Bureau (NCB) Research Centre is finalising a rapid research review on unintentional injuries in childhood.

NICE work programme revised

Following the publication of the Public Health White paper – Healthy Lives Healthy People, the Department of Health (DH) have changed the scope of the NICE work programme and the guidance it produces.

How does poor housing affect accident rates?

Poor housing is often overlooked as a factor contributing to childhood accidents. The release of the CLG English Housing Survey in November is a good opportunity to reflect on the link between the two.

Building Regulations Private Members Bill prompts debate around fire safety

As the Lords debate fire safety, we’re looking at the value of sprinkler systems in preventing childhood injuries and deaths in home fires.

Lord Harrison’s Building Regulations (Review) Bill would ensure that the building regulations for fire sprinklers are updated based on the latest findings from studies on fire safety.

CLG announces 10% of social housing is ‘non-decent’

Statistics released by Communities and Local Government (CLG) at the end of August show that over 10% of social housing does not meet decent standards.

Although down on last year’s figure of 14.5%, the numbers show that one in ten families in social housing have homes that do not meet the standards. For local authority owned properties, the figure is 16.2%.

The ‘decent home’ standards state that a ‘decent home’ must be warm, weatherproof and reasonably modern.