Reducing unintentional injuries for the under-fives

CAPT’s poster at the PHE conference, 2016

CAPT presented the poster below at Public Health England’s (PHE) annual conference, September 2016.

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The poster summarises key messages from Reducing Unintentional Injuries in and around the home for children under five years, work carried out with Public Health England (PHE) and RoSPA, following a comprehensive analysis of the deaths and admissions data which resulted in guidance for local authorities and their partners. It also gives a glimpse of a new briefing for front-line professionals that will be published in the autumn.

The forthcoming briefing for practitioners will translate the evidence from the original guide into frontline action, focusing not only on the five injury priorities highlighted in the poster, but also adding key safety messages about fire and the roads for the under-fives.

The briefing will set out clear evidence-based home 'safety practices', incorporating the latest research from various sources including the Keeping Children Safe (KCS) project which was carried out by the universities of Nottingham, Newcastle and Leicester with input from CAPT. It will provide practical advice for health visitors, children’s centre staff and the other professionals that deliver the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) to help families with under-fives prevent injuries. 

CAPT is working in partnership with PHE to develop a new briefing for frontline professionals on home safety for the under-fives. This will be published in the autumn and CAPT and PHE will run four national events for commissioners and managers of public health, early years and health visiting services to promote the new briefing.

Dates and venues will be available shortly. To register your interest in attending, please email

More information

  1. ‘Five for the under-fives’: preventing serious accidents for children under five
  2. Workforce training from CAPT
Updated October 2016