Developing your local work

October 2012

These resources will help you to take forward your local work on child accident prevention.

NICE self-assessment toolSelf-assessment for child injury prevention

You can use the NICE self-assessment tool to assess your local position in relation to the public health guidance on reducing unintentional injuries among under-15s.

Issues and actions checklist

You can use or adapt this checklist as a starter for developing or taking forward your local child injury prevention work.

You can download a copy of this table in our Advocating Child Safety Planner (PDF, 56KB)

Key strategy issueYour local actions and prioritiesKey contacts and sources
The need for action: the scale and cost of the problem, from the national policy context to local data and demographics. Accident 'hot topics', and priority issues arising from specific analysis, such as Joint Strategic Needs Assessments.    
The local voice: a snapshot of local knowledge and views, based on customer insight work. Could be obtained through consultation with children's trust partners, children's centres and other practitioners.    
What are the most effective prevention measures to address local needs? Identifying an appropriate balance of interventions.    
Mapping the opportunities for action: which agencies and organisations can contribute to this work, who is currently doing what, what are the levers and leadership drivers? How does this work support wider objectives for children's health and wellbeing, community development etc?    
Action and organisation: making it happen in the new environment. Key responsibilities, partnership opportunities, communication and workforce development needs.    
Evaluation - what are the local indicators for success?    

Stakeholder engagement factfile

You can use this stakeholder engagement table to identify who you know who might be able to help you take forward your accident prevention work.

You can download a copy of this table in our Advocating Child Safety Planner (PDF, 56KB)

OrganisationNameRole / job titleContact details
       
       
       

Next steps planner

You can use this next steps planning table to map out what you need to do to develop your local accident prevention work.

You can download a copy of this table in our Advocating Child Safety Planner (PDF, 56KB)

TopicFurther guidanceYour notes and local informationLocal links, partnerships and key events
       
       
       

 External links to other sites and policies were correct as of September 2012.

Updated June 2013