Guidance

Unintentional injuries: prevention in children under 5 years

Guidance for all staff working with children under 5 years.

Documents

Preventing unintentional injuries: a guide for all staff working with children under 5 years

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This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities:

  • choking, suffocation and strangulation
  • falls
  • burns and scalds
  • poisoning
  • drowning

The guidance also covers fire and roads.

Each injury priority includes data for England, actions for health professionals and safety messages for parents and carers.

Published 27 February 2017