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28% increase in child road deaths

18 October 2017
The number of child fatalities and seriously injured child casualties in road traffic accidents in Great Britain both showed increases in 2016, according to the latest statistical release from the Department of Transport. While the number of child fatalities have fluctuated between 48 and 69 between 2010 and 2016, the latest figure is the highest number of child deaths since 2009 and a 28%...

Improving attitudes to road safety

17 October 2017
Public attitudes to transport are included in the British Social Attitudes Survey 2016. There are positive findings for various road safety measures including:

Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 2017

17 October 2017
Right across the UK, speeding on our roads is a major problem. Speeding puts everyone in the community at risk of serious injury. But the dangers are particularly acute for children, whose lack of awareness and smaller size leaves them vulnerable to fast moving traffic.

Celebrate school nursing week 10-14 July

4 July 2017
The first School Nurse Week takes place this year on 10-14 July, organised by Unite and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA). As well as celebrating the role of these key professionals in the lives of children and young people, it’s also a chance to explain how their work supports the health and wellbeing connections that are made every day between schools, homes...

Using behaviour change techniques in road safety

4 July 2017
With fewer people and resources available to develop effective road safety interventions, it’s vital that practitioners can build on tried and tested experience and practical insights into what works.

Falls from open windows

4 July 2017
Now summer is here, windows are left open in the hope of catching a breeze – and reports are reaching CAPT of small children falling from upstairs windows, frequently needing specialist hospital care for significant head injuries.

Parents and child road safety – identifying and sharing good practice

4 July 2017
While parents see themselves as responsible for developing their children’s road safety awareness and skills, they rarely have a deliberate strategy for teaching children road safety. Their safety messages may be out-of-date, they may put too little emphasis on helping children develop practical skills, and they may act inconsistently on the roads, unaware of their importance as role models.

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: