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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.


Latest news confirms PHE’s priorities for action to reduce unintentional injuries among the under-fives

In 2014, Public Health England (PHE) produced guidance to local authorities and their partners on Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years.

Child road casualties rise

The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2014, according to figures published by the Department for Transport on 24 September 2015.

Poor beginnings

Simply by growing up in a certain part of England, a child under five is more likely to have poor health, says a new report from the National Children’s Bureau.

Case studies

Health visiting – taking the lead on reducing unintentional Injury in Hampshire’s Under-5s

Amanda Whelan and Ginny Taylor outline the work they have been leading in Hampshire to address the issue.

Walkability – Year 3 Pedestrian skills training in Bexley

Walkability, Bexley Council’s pedestrian skills training programme for children in Year 3 has won the London Road Safety Council’s (LRSC) prestigious annual (2015) Laurie Bunn award.

Children give road safety the X-Factor

Over the last three years Hounslow and Ealing Councils have developed an innovative approach based on ITV’s X-Factor which gives road safety a higher profile.


E-Learning from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) with CAPT

The iHV has developed a suite of e-learning programmes that covers the six ‘early years high impact areas’.

ChiMat – the National Child and Maternal Health Network

The National Child and Maternal Health Network (ChiMat) provides information and intelligence designed to improve decision-making for high quality, cost effective services.

Swimming pool safety – drowning and children under five years

Swimming pools, paddling pools and hot tubs can be dangerous places for children especially in the summer months.

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.