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Unintentional injuries: prevention strategies for under 15s [PH29]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1

Ensure local and national plans and strategies for children and young people's health and wellbeing include a commitment to preventing unintentional injuries among them. In particular, the plans and strategies should aim to prevent unintentional injuries among the most vulnerable groups to reduce inequalities in health. This commitment should be part of a wider objective to keep children and young people safe.

What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported having a written child injury prevention strategy.
Data collection end: December 2015
19%
Data collection end: December 2015
19%
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


Recommendation: 2

Ensure there is a child and young person injury prevention coordinator. The aim is to help achieve the commitments set out in local plans and strategies for children and young people's health and wellbeing. The coordinator could be someone in the local authority, an NHS organisation or another local partner organisation (such as the fire and rescue service or a housing association). Alternatively, the coordinating role could be jointly funded by several local partners.

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

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


Recommendation: 6

Provide access to appropriate education and training in how to prevent unintentional injuries for everyone who works with (or cares for and supports) children, young people and their families. Prioritise those who work directly with children, young people and their families.

What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported providing training to practitioners about child unintentional injury prevention.
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

What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported providing training to practitioners about child unintentional injury prevention.
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


Recommendation: 11

Commission local agencies to offer home safety assessments and, where appropriate, supply and install suitable, high quality home safety equipment (whenever possible, adhering to British or equivalent European standards.)

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

What was measured: Proportion of local authorities or health boards which reported having an equipment scheme.
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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