NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers preventing unintentional injury in children and young people under 15. The term ‘unintentional injury’ is used rather than ‘accidents’ to recognise that injuries are the result of events that can be prevented. For more information see the topic overview.