NCB research on unintentional injuries

The National Children's Bureau (NCB) Research Centre is finalising a rapid research review on unintentional injuries in childhood.

Unintentional injuries such as road traffic accidents, drowning and poisoning are the main causes of accidental death for children and young people in England. The review summarises the most recent research on the topic as well as providing evidence on prevention strategies.

The review shows that children from poor families as well as boys rather than girls are more at risk from unintentional injuries.

The review recognises that things like seat belts and safety helmets appear to be effective means of reducing childhood injuries but says that more UK-based research is needed on the impact of legislative measures around safety equipment.

The review will be available shortly on the NCB site.

Visit the NCB site to find out more

Updated June 2011