How Making the Link can help you in your work

March 2013

Making the Link is here to support people with a role to play in child accident prevention throughout England. We encourage effective partnership working to reduce deaths and hospital admissions from child accidents.

Making the Link resources

Our website resources include case studies on effective child accident prevention programmes and topic briefings for senior practitioners and policymakers. We also produce practical tools such as our data and statistics finder and our Advocating Child Safety guide to forming local partnerships.

If you’d like to share the work you’re doing in your area with other child accident prevention practitioners, you can email us at

CAPT resources and support

The CAPT website features resources for practitioners plus a wide range of leaflets, posters and guides available to buy in our online shop.

CAPT also offers a range of training courses and workshops, consultancy services and mentoring support to organisations, including:

  • consultancy support to review data, identify potential partners and opportunities for action, develop evidence-based implementation plans for accident prevention programmes, and review and refresh strategic plans
  • mentoring to support and transfer skills and expertise to a local team working to improve child accident prevention, to improve programme planning, delivery and performance
  • training courses on accidents and child development – we offer tailored courses for more senior practitioners and managers, and for frontline staff delivering educational sessions to parents. These include:
  • a half day introductory workshop on child accident prevention, designed to bring together local stakeholders.
  • a half-day course on burns and scalds prevention for frontline staff, designed to enhance their skills in delivering effective, engaging educational sessions to parents
  • a full-day course on accidents and child development for senior practitioners which explains the links between accidental injuries and the different stages of child development, as well as how to develop and co-ordinate effective accident prevention programmes
  • a full-day course on delivering child accident prevention programmes for practitioners who work directly with families, focusing on communication skills and how to engage people using resources such as DVDs and props.

For more information, please contact Kevin Lowe, CAPT's Head of Consultancy Services, on 020 7608 7363 or

Stay up to date

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Updated June 2013