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.
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
- burns and scalds
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
RCEM/RoSPA report on reducing emergency treatment
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) report calling for a £20million per year nationwide programme to reduce unintentional (accidental) injuries to under-5s.