Strengthening the public health connections for children and young people

30 May 2012
We look at two new key developments in the public health transition to local authorities: Plans for the Public Health Outcomes Framework to gain statutory guidance status and online information on health and wellbeing boards as part of the National Learning Network for Health and Wellbeing.The latest Transforming Public Health Bulletin from the Department of Health states that the government's...

Do you have information on burns from hair straighteners?

23 May 2012
We know that burns can be the cause of accidents to children and increasingly children suffer burns from hair straighteners.We are currently writing an article on the costs of burns and we would like to include some information that practitioners may have on the costs of burns from hair straighteners.The article will be similar to the article we wrote recently on the costs of bath water scalds:

Fire Safety Fund applications open

3 May 2012
The 2012-13 Fire Safety Fund run by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) is now open for applications for grants of up to £5,000.Following the success of last year’s Fund and as part of ESC's ongoing commitment to reduce electrical-related fires in homes, they have made £140k available to support electrical fire prevention schemes though partnership working at local level.

New publications on partnership working

3 May 2012
Two new publications and the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum provide significant opportunities for partnership working on child safety.

Child Safety Week 2012

1 May 2012
Get involved and make an impactThe last year has seen growing emphasis on local commissioning of child accident prevention, but growing pressure too on resources and budgets. Child Safety Week offers a great opportunity to raise families’ awareness, forge partnerships and put child accident prevention on the local agenda.

Tell us what you'd like on the Making the Link website

19 April 2012
The Making the Link project is here to help everyone who works to prevent unintentional injury to children and young people in England.We use the website to highlight:

New injury profiles from the South West Public Health Observatory

4 April 2012
New injury profiles from the South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO) show huge variation in the rates of people killed and admitted to hospital due to injury between different local authorities.The new injury profiles are published as an online data tool launched by SWPHO on behalf of Public Health Observatories in England.Key findings included:

ChiMat child health profiles launched

4 April 2012
The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) has launched the latest Local Authority Child Health Profiles which provide a snapshot of child health and well-being for each council in England.These annual profiles - produced as short, easy-to-read, PDFs aim to help those working in local authorities, the NHS and the voluntary sector improve outcomes for children and tackle health...

Accidents and child development publication

29 March 2012
Next month CAPT is publishing its Accidents and child development publication which is an essential resource for all practitioners working to prevent childhood accidents.It sets out the following:

Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage 2012

29 March 2012
The Department for Education (DfE) has published the new statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS).This sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well, and are kept healthy and safe.Early years providers play key roles in promoting accident prevention messages and delivering accident prevention work.