Advocating Child Safety resource

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September 2012

We've published an updated version of Advocating Child Safety - our networking resource which supports the development of local partnerships for child injury prevention in England.

Advocating Child Safety explains the ways in which injury prevention links with wider developments in public health and local communities, and provides the building blocks for an effective child accident prevention strategy. 


  • Childhood injury on the agenda: Information about how accidental injuries fit into the wider public health agenda, and which accidents cause greatest harm to children.
  • Safer children, healthier lives: Find out about opportunities for including children’s safety as an integral part of mainstream health programmes and services delivered by commissioners, professionals and frontline practitioners.
  • Understanding causes and prevention: Useful sources of data and information on childhood injury and an overview of how intervention works, to help you design effective prevention programmes.
  • Making the wider connections: Explore some of the links that people working in child accident prevention can make with local organisations, to achieve greater impact on shared agendas.
  • Communicating child safety: How to approach communication about child safety and how you can use social marketing and community champions to support behaviour change.
  • Developing your local work: Use these simple tools to help you plan and develop your local accident prevention work.

Download our Advocating Child Safety publication

The information in this section is based on our Advocating Child Safety publication.

Advocacy resource for the West Midlands

This national version of Advocating Child Safety has been funded by the Department of Health and follows the successful piloting of the resource in the West Midlands. The West Midlands resource includes a locally adaptable factfile to help practitioners record their injury prevention work.


 External links to other sites and policies were correct as of September 2012.

Updated June 2013