CAPT and Learning for Public Health Network team up for child accident prevention course

CAPT in collaboration with the Learning for Public Health Network in the West Midlands is running a two day course on child accident prevention on 30 November and 7 December in Birmingham.

The course, which is accredited for continuing professional development (CPD), is aimed at anyone with an involvement in public health, including staff in local authorities. It is designed to:

  • explore the new responsibilities of local authorities in leading local activity on accidental injury prevention
  • provide information on the best evidence/cost effectiveness and local approaches to prevention
  • discuss opportunities to promote local leadership and enhanced partnership working through Health and Wellbeing Boards; Health and Wellbeing Strategies and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • identify opportunities to work with Clinical Commissioning Groups and Healthwatch

The course will explore:

  • policy, partnerships and prevention: the module is designed to take into account the latest public health and local government policy and practice
  • children’s accidental injury as a public health and local authority issue, including exploring sources of local data and intelligence understanding the latest evidence of what works
  • the economic case for child accidental injury prevention risk factors and the links between children’s development and accidental injury
  • the theory and practice of behaviour change in relation to understanding and preventing child accidental injury prevention and social marketing.

Register for the course

Delegates who attend both events will receive a CPD certificate. The fee for the two day module is:

West Midlands delegates: £100
External delegates: £198

Visit the Learning for Public Health site to sign up:

Updated September 2011