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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 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.

CAPT road safety seminar, 2016

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

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.


What’s the evidence that parents matter in child road safety?

Parents are central to keeping children and young people safe on the roads, but it is striking that most road safety education initiatives focus almost exclusively on the children

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.

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.