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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

Advising families on car seat safety

Correct use of car seats for babies and children can be confusing for parents, carers, health visiting and social care professionals.

PHE health visiting and school nursing regional events

Public Health England (PHE) is planning four Health Visiting and School Nursing Regional Networking Events, which will take place in February 2017.

Free CAPT resources when you commission our training

Special offer applies to all training courses booked by Friday 31 March.

Case studies

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.

Engaging with parents the Warwickshire way

Parents at the heart of road safety education

Tools

Public Health England highlights interagency training as evidence of effective delivery of child accident prevention

Public Health England (PHE) has updated the Six Early Years High Impact Area documents that inform the commissioning of health visiting and integrated early years services.

Public Health England commits to child accident prevention

Following a roundtable meeting attended by the new Minister for Public Health made a commitment to support work on child accident prevention.

Public Health England urges action to reduce preventable child deaths

In a report launched on 1 August, Public Health England (PHE) calls for action to reduce preventable child deaths, warning that too many children and young people die unnecessarily each year

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.