All resources tagged with 'young people (15-18)'

Interim Munro report published

The interim, second report of the Munro review - a major review looking into child protection - has been published.

The report, entitled The Child’s Journey, aims to improve child protection and the review has worked with five authorities to improve the system.

Recommendations in the report include strengthening the role of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards and that the role of Director of Children’s Services continues to be the key place for accountability for child protection.

The final report and recommendations are due in April 2011.

New road traffic statistics

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a national set of statistics. These show road casualties reported to the police in Great Britain for the third quarter of 2010.

For the year ending September 2010, an estimated 7,931 child pedestrians under 16 were killed or seriously injured, down 3% compared with the previous 12 months.

New accident and emergency statistics published

The latest statistics for attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments have been published on the NHS Information Centre site.

The statistics cover 15.6 million records over the period from April 2009-March 2010.

Of the 15.6 million attendances recorded, 2.2 million (14%) were children aged 0-9 and 2.1 million (13%) were children and young people aged 10-19.

Unfortunately, there is very limited recording of the reason for attendance at A&E and no breakdown by age and cause.

Review of fire Sector published

A strategic review of the fire and rescue service – Fire Futures - has been published by the Communities and Local Government Department.

Road Safety Week 2011 announced

Brake – the road safety charity - have announced the launch of Road Safety Week to take place on 21-27 November 2011.

Help us with our road safety survey

Some of the best road safety responses come about when communities recognise the important role they can play. We’re asking road safety professionals to complete a short online survey about their experiences in engaging community-based organisations to help tackle road safety.

NCB research on unintentional injuries

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

Children can’t judge vehicle speeds above 20mph

Young school children can’t accurately judge the speeds of vehicles travelling faster than 20mph according to a new study by researchers at the Royal Holloway, University London.

New work programme for building regulations published

The Communities and Local Government department have published plans to revise the existing building regulations which includes reviewing regulations for electrical safety.

Government Poverty review published

Poverty and disadvantage are key factors in unintentional child injury and so the publication of the government’s poverty review conducted by Frank Field – the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances - is a significant piece of work in relation to injury prevention.