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Use our data and statistics sources tool to help you search for data to use in your child accident prevention work.

We know that finding accurate accident data can be a challenge, but by using our tool to look at the overall picture of data and reading our guide on how to work with data, we hope this will help you get started on your child accident prevention work.

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A&E Statistics

Category: Hospital data | Source: Former Department of Trade and Industry March 2012RoSPA provide data on A&E attendance from 2000 to 2002 via the HASS and LASS database. Although the database was not updated after 2003, and there is no local data - only national estimates for the UK- the data is the best available source of data which gives an overview of the reasons why children attend A&E.

RoSPA's information centre

Email: infocentre@rospa 
Tel: 0121 248 2063
Fax: 0121 248 2001

Child death overview panels data

Category: Mortality data | Source: Department for Education March 2012Since 1 April 2008 all local safeguarding children boards are required to review the deaths of all children in their area, in order to learn lessons and reduce the incidence of preventable child deaths in future. They undertake this via child death overview panels (CDOPs).

Sarah Wolstenholme
Telephone: 020 7340 8479

Child mortality statistics

Category: Mortality data | Source: Office for National Statistics March 2012The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces mortality statistics for England and Wales on their website.

ChiMat data

Category: Health data | Source: ChiMat October 2012The national Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) provides information and intelligence to improve decision-making for high quality, cost effective services. It supports policymakers, commissioners, managers, regulators, and other health stakeholders working on children's, young people's and maternal health.

You can provide feedback or contact ChiMat via their online feedback form.

ChiMat healthy schools profiles

Category: Schools data | Source: ChiMat March 2012The Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMAT) produces healthy school profiles for local authority areas. These contain key local data about children and young people’s health and wellbeing, including data on children killed or seriously injured in road accidents.There is both an interactive tool, so you can see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators, and a...

Contact your ChiMat local specialist if you need any further advice in using the Healthy Schools Profiles or interpreting the information they provide.

Demographic data

Category: Demographic data | Source: Office for National Statistics March 2012The Office for National Statistics (ONS) provide the Mid-2010 Population Estimates analysis tool which has key information and analyses of the population based on data published annually by the ONS.

Deprivation scores

Category: Inequality data | Source: Association of Public Health Observatories March 2012The Association of Public Health Observatories publishes data on IDACI child deprivation scores for local areas in England. IDACI stands for the Income Domain Affecting Children Index and is defined as the percentage of children aged 0-15 living in income-deprived households.

Hospital admissions data - by local authority

Category: Hospital data | Source: South West Public Health Observatory June 2012The South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO) provide two sets of data on deaths and hospital admissions.The most recently produced detailed injury profiles allow easy comparisons between English local authorities for deaths and hospital admissions using their InstantAtlasTM tool. The results can be filtered by region and other geographic indicators.

Hospital admissions data - national

Category: Hospital data | Source: NHS Information Centre March 2012Hospital episode statistics or HES data provide information on causes of unintentional and intentional injuries – what are called “external causes” – for children admitted to hospital.

The responsible statistician for this publication is Chris Dew, HES/SUS Analysis (Service) Section Head

Tel: 0845 300 6016

National fire statistics data

Category: Fire data | Source: UK Statistics Authority March 2012Statistics on fires attended by the fire and rescue services in Great Britain are produced by the UK Statistics Authority and published on the Department for Local Communities and Government (DCLG) website.

DCLG produce the fire statistics in alternative format. To request alternative formats please email