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Preventing unintentional injury in under 15s [QS107]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Local authority areas have a person responsible for coordinating action to prevent unintentional injuries in children and young people (under 15) in the home.

Quality standard measure: Evidence that there is a designated person responsible for coordinating action among local authority departments, local NHS organisations and other local agencies to prevent unintentional injuries in children and young people (under 15) in the home.
What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported having a designated child injury prevention co-ordinator or someone who undertook that role alongside other responsibilities, or that there was an injury prevention co-ordinator in their area who was not employed by the local authority / health board.
Data collection end: December 2015
35%
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 2017 PP 1-10 Child injury prevention: a survey of local authorities and health boards Chisholm A, Watson M C, Jones S J, and Kendrick D

Quality standard measure: Evidence that there is a designated person responsible for coordinating action among local authority departments, local NHS organisations and other local agencies to prevent unintentional injuries in children and young people (under 15) in the home.
What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported having a designated child injury prevention co-ordinator or someone who undertook that role alongside other responsibilities, or that there was an injury prevention co-ordinator in their area who was not employed by the local authority / health board.
Data collection end: December 2015
35%
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 2017 PP 1-10 Child injury prevention: a survey of local authorities and health boards Chisholm A, Watson M C, Jones S J, and Kendrick D


Statement: 3

Households in which children and young people (under 15) have been identified as being at greater risk of unintentional injury in the home have a structured home safety assessment.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements for households in which children and young people (under 15) have been identified as being at greater risk of unintentional injury in the home to have a structured home safety assessment.
What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported providing home safety assessments.
Data collection end: December 2015
43%
Data collection end: December 2015
43%
Area covered: England and Wales
Source: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 2017 PP 1-10 Child injury prevention: a survey of local authorities and health boards Chisholm A, Watson M C, Jones S J, and Kendrick D



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