All resources tagged with 'children (5-10)'

Road Safety Week 2011 announced

Brake – the road safety charity - have announced the launch of Road Safety Week to take place on 21-27 November 2011.

Help us with our road safety survey

Some of the best road safety responses come about when communities recognise the important role they can play. We’re asking road safety professionals to complete a short online survey about their experiences in engaging community-based organisations to help tackle road safety.

NCB research on unintentional injuries

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

Children can’t judge vehicle speeds above 20mph

Young school children can’t accurately judge the speeds of vehicles travelling faster than 20mph according to a new study by researchers at the Royal Holloway, University London.

New work programme for building regulations published

The Communities and Local Government department have published plans to revise the existing building regulations which includes reviewing regulations for electrical safety.

Government Poverty review published

Poverty and disadvantage are key factors in unintentional child injury and so the publication of the government’s poverty review conducted by Frank Field – the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances - is a significant piece of work in relation to injury prevention.

NICE work programme revised

Following the publication of the Public Health White paper – Healthy Lives Healthy People, the Department of Health (DH) have changed the scope of the NICE work programme and the guidance it produces.

Achieving Equity and Excellence for Children

How can health services be improved for children and young people?

In September the government set out a new vision for the health of children and young people: Achieving Equity and Excellence for Children.

HSE investigates electronic gate deaths

The recent tragic deaths of children in Moss Side and Bridgend have prompted a review of electronic gates by the Health and Safety Executive.

How many children and young people die as a result of accidents?

This article also addresses the questions:

  • Which English region has the highest death rate for childhood accidents?
  • Is the number of children dying from accidents increasing or decreasing?

The chart below shows the total number of deaths due to accidents for children and young people from birth-14 years in England and Wales. Happily the number of child deaths each year is declining steadily. However, too many children are still dying from preventable accidents – over 200 in 2008.