Strategies for accident prevention
Are you getting started on your child accident prevention strategy? Would you like to see how other areas have developed theirs?
Making the Link aims to share strategies and programmes on child accident prevention to encourage different areas to learn from one another and share best practice.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish your injury prevention strategy, business case or any other tool or template which would benefit Making the Link users in their accident prevention work.
Below are some strategies on child accident prevention or accident prevention for all groups.
Although the strategies or tools are from previous years and may reference policies and initiatives which have since been superceded, they are a good start to have a look at when thinking about planning your accident prevention work.
Avonsafe is a partnership based in the South West of England, which actively promotes joint working to help reduce accidental injury.
- Download Avonsafe's Injury Prevention Partnership Strategy (PDF, 979 KB)
- Read our interview with Rob Benington, Avonsafe's Injury Prevention Manager
Bradford Safeguarding Children Board
Bradford Safeguarding Children Board have produced an updated strategy on preventing injuries to children:
- Download Bradford's strategy: Preventing Unintentional Injury to Children in the Bradford District 2011-2014 (PDF, 1MB)
- Read our interview with Davina Hartley, Bradford's Accident Prevention Co-ordinator
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Derby put together an options paper to look at recruiting an Unintentional Injury Coordinator. The post has been approved and will be recruited to in 2013.
East Lancashire Teaching PCT
The East Lancashire Teaching PCT launched their Accident Prevention Strategy in 2008.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT produced their accident prevention strategy for children and young people aged 0-19 for 2009-2011.
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have also shared a template which they've used in the past for their business case which was used to make the case for their accident prevention work for children.
As with the strategy, the business case and much of the information in it it has been superceded, but it's a useful starting point when thinking about the types of information you will need to collate and the types of stakeholders you will need to engage with: