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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.


Child road casualties rise

The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2015-16, according to DfT.

Child road injuries peak in July

Research from RAC Foundation confirms that more children die on the roads in the longer summer days than in winter.

UK National Drowning Prevention Strategy

The First UK National Drowning Prevention Strategy was launched in February 2016 by Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Case studies

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

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.


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

Home Safety Checks in Fostering and Adoption

CoramBAAF Adoption and Fostering Academy have published new guidelines for their members in Practice Note 61 – Home Safety Checks in Fostering and Adoption.

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.