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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 |

Report calls for a national child death database

A study commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) has recommended establishing a national database to collect, analyse and share Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) data at a national level.

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:

Allen early intervention review published

The Allen review into early intervention has made a strong case for early intervention to continue to play a crucial part in children’s development.

Among his recommendations to retain 19 of the current early intervention programmes is that the proposed health and well-being boards create integrated early intervention approaches which share best practice.

Read the Allen review

Interim Munro report published

The interim, second report of the Munro review - a major review looking into child protection - has been published.

The report, entitled The Child’s Journey, aims to improve child protection and the review has worked with five authorities to improve the system.

Recommendations in the report include strengthening the role of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards and that the role of Director of Children’s Services continues to be the key place for accountability for child protection.

The final report and recommendations are due in April 2011.

New road traffic statistics

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a national set of statistics. These show road casualties reported to the police in Great Britain for the third quarter of 2010.

For the year ending September 2010, an estimated 7,931 child pedestrians under 16 were killed or seriously injured, down 3% compared with the previous 12 months.

New accident and emergency statistics published

The latest statistics for attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments have been published on the NHS Information Centre site.

The statistics cover 15.6 million records over the period from April 2009-March 2010.

Of the 15.6 million attendances recorded, 2.2 million (14%) were children aged 0-9 and 2.1 million (13%) were children and young people aged 10-19.

Unfortunately, there is very limited recording of the reason for attendance at A&E and no breakdown by age and cause.

Review of fire Sector published

A strategic review of the fire and rescue service – Fire Futures - has been published by the Communities and Local Government Department.

Road Safety Week 2011 announced

Brake – the road safety charity - have announced the launch of Road Safety Week to take place on 21-27 November 2011.