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.
RoSPA has published a report looking at the current level of integration of road safety with other public health activities. The report highlights examples of good practice, provides guidance to road safety officers and public health practitioners and catalogues ideas and concepts that could be used by different local authorities to help achieve their objectives.