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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.

News

Child Safety Week 2018 - Safe Children: Together we've got this

Child Safety Week offers a great opportunity to raise families’ awareness, forge partnershis and put child accident prevention on the local agenda. This year it runs from 4 to 10 June.

Creating better streets

A new report from the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) reviews how ‘shared space’ schemes are being designed, implemented and installed in England.

The state of child health – a fragmented approach with deepening public health cuts

RCPCH has revisited its major report, to produce an updated ‘scorecard’ and analysis to measure progress against the original wide-ranging recommendations.

Case studies

Using a ‘safe systems’ approach to develop a road safety strategy for Somerset

Somerset County Council has been seeking views on a new draft road safety strategy which aims to deliver a vision that no road user should be killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

Road safety education for young people with special needs: Vale School’s Travelators

Vale School in Tottenham’s Travelators project video ‘Travel light, travel right’ makes it clear what issues matter to young people when it comes to getting about.

The trouble with child car seats – parents’ views and providing support

Lyn Rowe, Road Safety Officer from Leicester City Council on what she learned from talking with parents during car seat checks.

Tools

DfT Quarterly Road Casualty Data

In Great Britain as a whole, there were 1,720 fatalities and 27,010 killed or seriously injured casualties (KSIs) in reported road traffic accidents.

Forward look…

As the clocks go forward, and with several bank holidays coming up, families are likely to be out and about after the pressures of winter weather.

Reducing child deaths on European roads

The burden of children who are killed or seriously injured on Europe’s roads is heavy, in terms of the impact on families and communities as well as economic costs and consequences.

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 info@makingthelink.net to submit a case study.