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Sign up for free Child Safety Week resources

Sign up to our Child Safety Week 2014 email list to keep up-to-date with all the latest developments and get access to exclusive, free Safety Hero resources that you can use to promote child accident prevention in your local area.

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.

CAPT's work with Public Health England

CAPT is currently working closely with Public Health England (PHE) on the content of a briefing to local authorities on reducing unintentional injuries for the under fives.

This work is one of the strands of PHE’s Violence and Unintentional Programme. RoSPA are also part of the project – focusing on unintentional injuries on the roads for children and young people under the age of 25.

March road safety seminar, developing a resource library and Child Safety Week 2014 | February 2014 Making the Link e-bulletin

This email is from: Child Accident Prevention Trust |

Urgent action needed to protect children from hair straighteners burns

CAPT is supporting the work of the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) with a nationwide campaign about the dangers of hair straighteners.

Our campaign aims to raise awareness of the danger among parents and lobby manufacturers and retailers to do more to protect children from burns.

Child Safety Week 2014

Save the date, our flagship campaign, Child Safety Week is back for another year, running from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 June with the theme Safety Heroes battle Morning Mayhem.

Road safety, scalds and a call for child deaths database | November 2013 Making the Link e-bulletin

This email is from: Child Accident Prevention Trust |

Department of Health launches Health Visitor Implementation Plan

The Department for Health (DH) has launched the Health Visitor Implementation Plan.

The plan aims to introduce 4,200 new health visitors to the profession by 2015 and stresses the strong link between children’s centres and health visitors in health improvement initiatives such as child accident prevention.

For those staff working in other areas such as maternity services, primary care and early years services, the increased numbers of health visitors are good opportunities to review and strengthen partnership working arrangements.

Rob Benington

Rob Benington – Injury Prevention Manager, NHS Bristol

Rob is the Injury Prevention Manager for NHS Bristol, and he is also the co-ordinator for Avonsafe – a safety partnership which has been running for 15 years.

Avonsafe is a partnership that encourages organisations to work together to help reduce accidental injury. It covers the old Avon area, with local groups co-ordinated by local injury prevention specialists.

Rob’s role, funded by the primary care trusts, is to:

Sign up to the Making the Link master classes

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has commissioned Dr Nicola Christie, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Surrey University, to run a series of free master classes as part of CAPT's Making the Link project. The master classes will cover: