Toddler tragedy highlights falls issues

28 June 2012
A two-year-old girl tragically has died after falling from the fourth floor of a block of flats in Sheffield.

Child accident prevention master class

25 June 2012
We are delighted to invite you to the latest in this series of events – a master class on public health commissioning and child accident prevention for the under 5s.The event will focus on the implications of the proposed split in responsibility for commissioning children’s public health services, set out in The White Paper -  Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in...

Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance consultation

13 June 2012
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance.

Accident prevention book review

12 June 2012
Liz Richardson, Paediatric Liaison Health Visitor at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, reviews a new book on child accident prevention by David H Stone - Injury Prevention in Children: a primer for students and practitioners.

New guidance on emergency settings care for children

11 June 2012
New guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) sets out minimum standards for the care and treatment of children and young people in emergency care settings.

Burns and scalds - invest to save

11 June 2012
Childhood burns and scalds are hugely costly for the NHS - treating a simple cup of tea scald costs £2,000 per child. Dr Amber Young, Prevention Lead for the British Burn Association, argues that we need to invest more in accident prevention.

Make an impact with Child Safety Week 2012

11 June 2012
It's the last week before Child Safety Week 2012 and we're urging practitioners to use the week to raise families’ awareness, forge partnerships and put child accident prevention on the local agenda.

Strengthening the public health connections for children and young people

30 May 2012
We look at two new key developments in the public health transition to local authorities: Plans for the Public Health Outcomes Framework to gain statutory guidance status and online information on health and wellbeing boards as part of the National Learning Network for Health and Wellbeing.The latest Transforming Public Health Bulletin from the Department of Health states that the government's...

Do you have information on burns from hair straighteners?

23 May 2012
We know that burns can be the cause of accidents to children and increasingly children suffer burns from hair straighteners.We are currently writing an article on the costs of burns and we would like to include some information that practitioners may have on the costs of burns from hair straighteners.The article will be similar to the article we wrote recently on the costs of bath water scalds:

Fire Safety Fund applications open

3 May 2012
The 2012-13 Fire Safety Fund run by the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) is now open for applications for grants of up to £5,000.Following the success of last year’s Fund and as part of ESC's ongoing commitment to reduce electrical-related fires in homes, they have made £140k available to support electrical fire prevention schemes though partnership working at local level.