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Find data and statistics on childhood accidents

We know that too many children and young people are killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. However, it can often be difficult to know where to find the data and statistics to help you in your work to reduce accidents. 

We have collected together information and links to reliable online sources of data and statistics for childhood accidents. This will help practitioners and policymakers make the case for child accident prevention and provide evidenced arguments for accident programmes in their local area.


RoSPA publishes ‘Road Safety and Public Health’ report

RoSPA publishes a report into the level of integration of road safety with other public health activities.

Public health and road safety, case studies and new blind cord standards | March 2014 Making the Link e-bulletin

March's Making the Link bulletin: CAPT's accident prevention work with PHE, free Child Safety Week resources, new EU blind cord standards and road safety and eLearning case studies.

Sign up for free Child Safety Week resources

Sign up for Child Safety Week 2014 (23 - 29 June) and get regular email updates and access to free resources to help you plan and run your Safety Hero activities.

Case studies

Road safety in Haringey and Enfield

Road safety practitioners in Haringey and Enfield developed strong links with the local Islamic community to engage families in road safety issues.

E-learning for child accident prevention

Yorkshire Children’s Centre and Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board have developed a free e-learning course to help practitioners and parents learn more about preventing common childhood accidents.

Bradford Child Death Alert learning nuggets

How the City of Bradford used a child death and public health alert on child bath drownings to engage local leaders and stakeholders for action on child safety.


Developing a child injury prevention resource library

A child injury prevention resource library can help practitioners who work with children and families to find and use high quality resources to support their programmes and activities.

Learning from the past

How can past policy papers and action plans help us in planning current and future child accident prevention work?

Improving the public's health - report from The King's Fund

The King’s Fund has published a report to help local authorities identify ‘what works’ in improving public health and reducing health inequalities.

Share your Case Study

Do you have a good case study to share? Or would you like to share your strategy on road safety at our national conference in March 2014?

Helping out with a case study is a great way to share best practice and promote your own work. We would love to hear about current or past programmes.

It involves a short interview, and you can provide any supporting materials which will help you explain your work. We would be particularly interested to hear from people with programmes that have been evaluated.

Email to submit a case study.