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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.


CAPT road safety seminar, 2016

Road safety – engaging the parents of children and young people: what matters and what works.

The Government’s road safety statement – December 2015

The road safety statement published on 21 December 2015 sets out the government’s vision, values and priorities for improving the safety of Britain’s roads.

Child Safety Week 2016 – “Simple stuff saves lives”

Child Safety Week (6-12 June 2016) offers a great opportunity to raise families’ awareness, forge partnerships and put child accident prevention on the local agenda.

Case studies

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.

Walkability – Year 3 Pedestrian skills training in Bexley

Walkability, Bexley Council’s pedestrian skills training programme for children in Year 3 has won the London Road Safety Council’s (LRSC) prestigious annual (2015) Laurie Bunn award.

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.


Training for the early years workforce

Accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury for young children. Public health and early years professionals can play a crucial role in reducing these accidents.

YouTube – road safety and children

Short films have been used for decades to convey road safety messages. This is the first of a series of short articles that highlight films about child safety.

E-Learning from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) with CAPT

The iHV has developed a suite of e-learning programmes that covers the six ‘early years high impact areas’.

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.