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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.


Tackling inequalities in child accident prevention factsheet

CAPT and West Midlands PHE Centre have developed a factsheet to help with tackling the inequalities in child accident prevention.

Reported road casualties in Great Britain in 2013

Statistics show that the number of road deaths in Great Britain (all ages) in 2013 fell by 2% to 1,713 – the lowest figure since national records began in 1926.

New Public Health England resources to help reduce accidents to children and young people

Public Health England (PHE) has signalled that child accident prevention is one of its priorities by launching two new resources for local authorities on the first day of Child Safety Week.

Case studies

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.

Road safety in Haringey and Enfield

Road safety practitioners in Haringey and Enfield developed strong links with the local Islamic community to engage families in road safety issues.


‘Five for the under-fives’: Preventing serious accidents for children under five

Public Health England recommends local authorities develop child accident prevention strategies. We set out the problem, outline the injury issues and describe what organisations can do.

Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years

This article covers unintentional injuries in and around the home among the under fives.

Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years

This article covers unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years.

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.