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Resources for Accident prevention

Researchers from The University of Nottingham have worked with the Child Accident Prevention Trust to produce a guide to help commissioners of children’s health services ensure accident prevention is a key part of health visiting, children’s centres and family services.

Each year, around 60 children die, 40,000 are admitted to hospital and 450,000 attend emergency departments in England because of an accidental injury at home. Most of these injuries result from falls, poisonings, burns and scalds, and the majority are preventable.

The guide – the first of its kind to be produced – is based on Keeping Children Safe, a five-year programme of research led by Professor Denise Kendrick in the University’s School of Medicine and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) aimed at increasing evidence-based child injury prevention.

Injury Prevention Briefing (IPB) for practitioners working with children and families

“This briefing supports some of the recommendations around strategies, activities, education and training for practitioners in the NICE guideline on preventing unintentional injuries and around prioritisation and home assessments in the NICE guideline on preventing unintentional injuries in the home.” National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, April 2016

A guide for Commissioners

A guide for Commissioners of child health services on preventing unintentional injuries among the under five.

Researchers from The University of Nottingham have worked with the Child Accident Prevention Trust to produce this guide.

Fatally Flawed website on socket covers

NHS warns: “Socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence.  Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of.”

PHE Guidance - Unintentional injuries: prevention in children under 5 years

This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities:

  • choking, suffocation and strangulation
  • falls
  • burns and scalds
  • poisoning
  • drowning

The guidance also covers fire and roads.