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Tackling inequalities in child accident prevention factsheet

CAPT and West Midlands PHE Centre have developed a factsheet on tackling inequalities within child accident prevention.

New Public Health England resources to help reduce accidents to children and young people

Public Health England (PHE) has signalled that child accident prevention is one of its priorities by launching two new resources for local authorities on the first day of Child Safety Week. The resources focus on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home and on the road. 

There are still significant numbers of deaths and emergency hospital admissions from preventable causes. On average each year between 2008-2012, 822 children and young people under 25 died and there were more than 136,000 emergency admissions to hospital.

PHE launches new resources, road deaths statistics and creating an 'avoidable injury strategy' | July 2014 Making the Link

This email is from: Child Accident Prevention Trust |

New blind cord standards published

On 28 February the British Standards Institution (BSI) published new standards for the sale and installation of blind cords making it illegal to sell or professionally install a window blind that does not meet the standards. The new standards also cover the safety devices that can be fitted to existing blinds with cords and chains.

CAPT's work with Public Health England

CAPT is currently working closely with Public Health England (PHE) on the content of a briefing to local authorities on reducing unintentional injuries for the under fives.

This work is one of the strands of PHE’s Violence and Unintentional Programme. RoSPA are also part of the project – focusing on unintentional injuries on the roads for children and young people under the age of 25.

March road safety seminar, developing a resource library and Child Safety Week 2014 | February 2014 Making the Link e-bulletin

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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.

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:

NCB research on unintentional injuries

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

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.