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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

Improving road safety for novice drivers: the role of parents

The second edition of Goodyear’s white paper ‘Driving Safety First: Improving road safety for novice drivers’ was published in October, 2014.

The value of Public Health England data, analysis tools & the 'Keeping Children Safe at Home’ research programme | October 2014

October's Making the Link bulletin: The value of national data for local accident prevention, injury prevention practitioner guide, local data steered by national priorities – a new tool.

The value of national data in local child accident prevention work

We highlight the suite of resources by Public Health England, what the national data suggests and how to use the Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network tool data for local action.

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.

Tools

Injury prevention briefing, a free resource for practitioners

A major resource from the Keeping Children Safe at Home project is now freely available. CAPT was a key member of the team that developed this valuable guide.

The National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network: Reducing unintentional injuries – dynamic reports

The National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network has a tool that presents the data for each local area on reducing unintentional injuries among children under five years and young people.

‘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.

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.