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Find data and statistics on childhood accidents

We know that too many children and young people are killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. However, it can often be difficult to know where to find the data and statistics to help you in your work to reduce accidents. 

We have collected together information and links to reliable online sources of data and statistics for childhood accidents. This will help practitioners and policymakers make the case for child accident prevention and provide evidenced arguments for accident programmes in their local area.


The Best Start: The Future if Children’s Health – One Year on

A new short paper from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) updates its May 2017 report on the decline in school nurses and emerging trend of reductions in the health visiting workforce.

New National Child Mortality Database announced

A new National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) is being developed at the University of Bristol that aims to reduce premature mortality by analysing data on all deaths in children in England.

Road Safety Statement Progress Report published

A progress report on the government’s 2015 Road Safety Statement setting out measures taken and currently in progress across the 23 short term actions which formed the original programme of activity.

Case studies

Using a ‘safe systems’ approach to develop a road safety strategy for Somerset

Somerset County Council has been seeking views on a new draft road safety strategy which aims to deliver a vision that no road user should be killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

Road safety education for young people with special needs: Vale School’s Travelators

Vale School in Tottenham’s Travelators project video ‘Travel light, travel right’ makes it clear what issues matter to young people when it comes to getting about.

The trouble with child car seats – parents’ views and providing support

Lyn Rowe, Road Safety Officer from Leicester City Council on what she learned from talking with parents during car seat checks.


Health and safety in privately rented housing

A new Houses of Parliament research briefing looks at the quality of housing in the UK private rented sector and interventions to improve housing quality.

Public health leaders publish key policy positions

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) has published policy positions on key life course and public health priorities including ‘Best Start in Life’ and ‘Health Inequality’.

Reported road casualties in Scotland, 2017

The latest statistics from Transport Scotland show the lowest number of road casualties on Scotland’s roads since records began in 1950.

Share your Case Study

Do you have a good case study to share? Or would you like to share your strategy on road safety at our national conference in March 2014?

Helping out with a case study is a great way to share best practice and promote your own work. We would love to hear about current or past programmes.

It involves a short interview, and you can provide any supporting materials which will help you explain your work. We would be particularly interested to hear from people with programmes that have been evaluated.

Email to submit a case study.