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Advising families on car seat safety

12 January 2017
Correct use of car seats for babies and children can be confusing for parents, carers, health visiting and social care professionals. In addition, it is common for car seats to be fitted incorrectly and not to be used properly. 

PHE health visiting and school nursing regional events

12 January 2017
Public Health England (PHE) is planning four Health Visiting and School Nursing Regional Networking Events, which will take place in February 2017: London: Wednesday 1 February Bristol: Wednesday 8 February Birmingham: Wednesday15 February Leeds: Thursday 23 February. Time: 10am-3pm Venues: To be confirmed Audience: Health visitors, school nurses, commissioners and centre leads for children and...

Free CAPT resources when you commission our training

12 January 2017
When you commission CAPT training by Friday 31 March, we’ll give you:

CAPT road safety seminar, 2017 - London

12 January 2017
Road safety, children and young people – innovation in tough times: what matters and what works?

Whole grapes – wonderful but take care

12 January 2017
As new products such as button batteries and e-cigarette refills emerge, it is easy to get complacent about age-old dangers. Humans have used grapes for winemaking for 8000 years and have been eating them for even longer.

Child road casualties rise

28 September 2016
The wider context – road users of all ages The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2015-16, according to figures published by the Department for Transport (DfT). Reported road casualties in Great Britain: quarterly provisional estimates year ending March 2016. The figures cover the period 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016.

Child road injuries peak in July

14 June 2016
Research from RAC Foundation confirms that more children die on the roads in the longer summer days than in winter. The month with the biggest number of child road casualties in Britain is July, according to research based on a five-year average from 2010-14.227 under-15s were killed or seriously injured during this period, from a total of 1,733 casualties in that age group.

UK National Drowning Prevention Strategy

14 June 2016
The First UK National Drowning Prevention Strategy was launched in February 2016 by Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Transport.

The Government’s road safety statement – December 2015

13 January 2016
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. The statement describes the current context of road safety in Britain and the broad scope of road safety activity for the government. It covers road safety policy within Britain as governed by the Department for Transport.

Child Safety Week 2016 – “Simple stuff saves lives”

13 January 2016
Child Safety Week offers a great opportunity to raise families’ awareness, forge partnerships and put child accident prevention on the local agenda.Child Safety Week is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s flagship annual community education campaign. This year Child Safety Week runs from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June.