Strategies for accident prevention

November 2012

Are you getting started on your child accident prevention strategy? Would you like to see how other areas have developed theirs?

Making the Link aims to share strategies and programmes on child accident prevention to encourage different areas to learn from one another and share best practice.

Email and we will publish your injury prevention strategy, business case or any other tool or template which would benefit Making the Link users in their accident prevention work.

Below are some strategies on child accident prevention or accident prevention for all groups.

Although the strategies or tools are from previous years and may reference policies and initiatives which have since been superceded, they are a good start to have a look at when thinking about planning your accident prevention work.


Avonsafe is a partnership based in the South West of England, which actively promotes joint working to help reduce accidental injury.

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board have produced an updated strategy on preventing injuries to children:

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derby put together an options paper to look at recruiting an Unintentional Injury Coordinator. The post has been approved and will be recruited to in 2013.

East Lancashire Teaching PCT

The East Lancashire Teaching PCT launched their Accident Prevention Strategy in 2008.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT produced their accident prevention strategy for children and young people aged 0-19 for 2009-2011.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have also shared a template which they've used in the past for their business case which was used to make the case for their accident prevention work for children.

As with the strategy, the business case and much of the information in it it has been superceded, but it's a useful starting point when thinking about the types of information you will need to collate and the types of stakeholders you will need to engage with:

Updated June 2013