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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.

Latest news confirms PHE’s priorities for action to reduce unintentional injuries among the under-fives

28 September 2015
In 2014, Public Health England (PHE) produced guidance to local authorities and their partners on Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years.

Child road casualties rise

28 September 2015
The wider content – road users of all ages The number of road deaths, seriously injured (KSI) and total casualties all increased year on year in 2014, according to figures published by the Department for Transport (DfT) on 24 September 2015 in the 2014 annual report. Headline figures were previously published in June 2015.

Poor beginnings

28 September 2015
Poor beginnings Simply by growing up in a certain part of England, a child under five is more likely to have poor health that will impact the rest of their lives. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the National Children’s Bureau which looks at four key measures of health and well-being, including accidental injury.