Our highly popular iHV Insights webinar programme continues with our next event for iHV members taking place on Thursday 27 May 2021, 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Being held in the build up to Child Safety Week which takes place 7-13 June, this iHV Insights will cover the topic of: “Preventing Accidents in Children”. It will focus on the health visiting skills and role to support preventing accidents in children.

We are delighted to be joined by our expert panel of speakers, including:

  • Katrina Phillips, Chief Executive, Child Accident Trust
  • Toity Deave, iHV Fellow, Assoc Professor for Family & Child Health, Centre for Academic Child Health at University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Sue Hall-Wallace and Hayley Douglas-Jones, Clinical Leads for the Health Visiting Teams in South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

The webinar will also be recorded and will be available to iHV members on our website after the event.

Please join us.

How to book for iHV members

Go to our EventBrite booking page and please use your iHV membership number as your access code. If you have any problems or enquiries please email [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

Once you have submitted your details, you will be able to select your ticket and proceed to checkout – please note that this webinar is free to iHV members.

Not an iHV member?

Previous iHV Insights

The great news is that all iHV Insights webinars are available for iHV members to access as a free member benefit after the event, as well as joining the live session. As a member you can access all of our previous iHV Insights webinars with their supported resources that includes topics on:

  • managing childhood illnesses;
  • domestic violence and abuse;
  • health visiting during a pandemic;
  • training as a health visitor during a pandemic;
  • supporting smoke-free families;
  • improving support for children with parents who are dependent on alcohol;
  • bereavement, the NBCP & Health Visiting
  • working with children with autism – resources to support your practice

Click here and login to catch up on our previous iHV Insights.

Child Safety Week (1-7 June) is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s annual campaign to equip anyone working with families with essential, practical child safety advice they can share.  It will be different this year but as important as ever.

90% of serious accidents to children under five happen in the home.  This has obvious implications for children during lockdown and as it begins to ease.

Challenging as current circumstances are, they also bring great opportunities to harness practitioners’ energy and determination to support and engage with families in need.

So CAPT are offering more free content than usual, which they’ve made really quick and easy to share – it’s crammed with practical safety advice for families during lockdown and beyond.

Child Safety Week (1-7 June) is a great opportunity to share it.  But if you can get their advice out sooner, please don’t wait as the need is now.

Lockdown help

CAPT has developed a range of new content that you can use to support families under pressure in lockdown. This includes articles, fact sheets, illustrations and social media posts.

So far, CAPT has focused on their top tips for lockdown safety plus burns and poisons – two risks that may be heightened during lockdown – with more topics to come.

CAPT has also developed a Parents Pack for practitioners to refresh their knowledge and share with families far and wide.

Child Safety Week, 1 to 7 June

Throughout Child Safety Week, CAPT will have a focus on social media, with lots of posts and tips to share, making it easy for families to get relatable, helpful advice to keep children safe.

Make sure you get them by following www.facebook.com/ChildAccidentPreventionTrust or @childsafetyweek

Beyond Child Safety Week

CAPT is reworking the Child Safety Week Action Pack as an essential year-round resource, for use once practitioners can undertake face-to-face group work again.

Sign up for your free action pack and CAPT’s free safety campaigns, advice and resources at https://www.capt.org.uk/csw-sign-up

iHV is proud to support the #SafeTea campaign launching today (16 October), on National Burns Awareness Day, and as one of the foundation SafeTea ambassadors. SafeTea is a national campaign which aims to reduce hot drink burns to young children, and improve first aid to children who have been burned.

Parents are being urged to take care with hot drinks in a UK-wide campaign to tackle the most common cause of burns to young children.

Burns and scalds are common injuries to children, and each year more than 50,000 children attend hospital with burns. The peak age for burns is in infants and toddlers between 8 and 18 months of age , where the most common cause is a burn from a hot drink. This means that across the UK 30 babies and toddlers are taken to hospital every day for treatment of a hot drink burn.

These injuries are preventable!

We encourage all health visitors to view and download the resources that are available on the SafeTea website and share the link with colleagues and friends.

Resource packs of printed material can also be ordered on the website for health visitors who are going to promote the SafeTea messages with families and with parent groups.

Request a pack of materials (flyers, fridge magnets, reach chart, badges) to use to promote the SafeTea messages with families.

Wear the ‘I am supporting SafeTea’ lapel badge.

If you work with parent groups, consider running some SafeTea activity sessions; activity resources are available to download from www.SafeTea.org.uk.

The key messages of the campaign are:


  • Keep hot drinks away from young children
  • Don’t pass a hot drink over a child
  • Never hold a baby and a hot drink at the same time
  • Make a SafeTea zone: a safe place for hot drinks in your home, out of reach of small children

Organisations and groups are invited to become SafeTea Ambassadors.

The role of ambassadors is to:

  • disseminate information about the SafeTea campaign
  • promote the campaign messages
  • encourage individuals to get involved by using the materials and becoming supporters

Register to become an ambassador by sending an email: [email protected]

The SafeTea Pledge

Preventing hot drink burns from happening is simple: always keep hot drinks well away from small children. Take a moment to think about where it’s safe to drink a hot drink in your home.

Take the SafeTea pledge:

  • I will always keep hot drinks out of children’s reach
  • I will never pass a hot drink over a child
  • I will never hold my child whilst holding a hot drink
  • I will make a SafeTea zone for hot drinks at home

The SafeTea website

Ambassadors and supporters can find out more about the SafeTea campaign and register their interest to get involved. Material is available to download from the website, and promotion packs for professional supporters to use with parents can be requested and will be posted out.