All resources tagged with 'early years'

The value of Public Health England data, analysis tools & the 'Keeping Children Safe at Home’ research programme | October 2014

This email is from: Child Accident Prevention Trust

The value of national data in local child accident prevention work

The recent suite of resources produced by Public Health England (PHE) provide a call to action for local work on child accident prevention, prioritising home safety for under-fives and

Tackling inequalities in child accident prevention factsheet

CAPT and West Midlands PHE Centre have developed a factsheet on tackling inequalities within child accident prevention.

New Public Health England resources to help reduce accidents to children and young people

Public Health England (PHE) has signalled that child accident prevention is one of its priorities by launching two new resources for local authorities on the first day of Child Safety Week. The resources focus on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home and on the road. 

There are still significant numbers of deaths and emergency hospital admissions from preventable causes. On average each year between 2008-2012, 822 children and young people under 25 died and there were more than 136,000 emergency admissions to hospital.

PHE launches new resources, road deaths statistics and creating an 'avoidable injury strategy' | July 2014 Making the Link

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Public health and road safety, case studies and new blind cord standards | March 2014 Making the Link e-bulletin

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About Child Safety Week

This year's Child Safety Week is just over three months away.

New blind cord standards published

On 28 February the British Standards Institution (BSI) published new standards for the sale and installation of blind cords making it illegal to sell or professionally install a window blind that does not meet the standards. The new standards also cover the safety devices that can be fitted to existing blinds with cords and chains.

Accident prevention in the new early years profile

The new early years profile from Public Health England/NHS England and ChiMat includes several references to accident prevention. Giving parents advice regarding the safe use of blinds and reducing the risk from blind cords are specifically mentioned in the infant mortality section of the guide (page 18).