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Resources for Accident prevention

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.

PHE Guidance - Reducing unintentional injuries among children and young people

Action areas for local authorities and their partners to help develop injury prevention strategies for children and young people.

  • Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under 5 years
  • Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years

GPP – How to reduce unintentional injuries in under 5-year olds

These Good Practice Points (updated July 2021) set out what health visitors need to know about how injuries can be prevented, often through simple changes to daily routines.

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