two girls on a climbing frame

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 road casualties rise

Road casualties are,sadly,on the up. This article includes the most recent data, looks at the trends and tries to make sense of them.

Road Safety Week 2015

Road Safety Week comes round again in November with the theme drive less, live more.

Network Rail’s crossing campaign

CAPT supports Network Rail campaign on the dangers of rail crossings.

Case studies

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.

Developing a hot drinks policy - Brentry and Henbury children’s centre in Bristol

For parents local stay and play sessions can be a lifeline – they offer a safe place for their child to play, breathing space, a chance to get out, an opportunity to meet other parents.

The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire avoidable injuries strategy for children and young people

Over the past year (2013-2014) partner organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have been collaborating to develop a strategy to reduce avoidable injuries for children and young people.

Tools

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.

New resource for 10-11 year-olds on safety around commercial vehicles

A free and useful resource from Road Safety GB.

Introducing 20mph limits in priority areas as part of a safe system approach to road safety

PHE has identified three actions that have an important impact in reducing injuries and deaths. This article focuses on 20mph limits in priority areas as part of a safe system approach to road safety.

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.