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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

Celebrate school nursing week 10-14 July

School Nurse Week provides an opportunity to celebrate and publicise the contribution that school nurses make to the health and wellbeing of children and young people in schools and beyond.

Using behaviour change techniques in road safety

A new publication from the RAC Foundation provides guidance for road safety practitioners on using behaviour change techniques for effective interventions.

Falls from open windows

Hot weather sees reports of small children falling from upstairs windows. Why are pre-school children at particular risk? And how can frontline staff use routine contacts to reduce risks?

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

Facts at your fingertips

PHE has developed the Fingertips website as a tool to enable professionals, practitioners and their partners in the community to access local data on key public health outcomes.

Practical guide from Public Health England on safety for under-fives

A new guide from Public Health England, developed in association with CAPT, is designed to equip frontline staff to reduce accidental death and injury to children under five.

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.

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.