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.
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.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK's leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.
Our registered offices are at: Child Accident Prevention Trust, The Biscuit Factory (Unit J106), Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, London SE16 4DG Child Accident Prevention Trust: Charity registered in England and Wales, no. 1053549. Company limited by guarantee, registration no. 3147845.