Safety advice

There can be so many risks inside and outside the home, it can be hard to keep track of them all. For instance, did you know that falls are one of the most common causes of childhood accidents?

Business partnerships

Meet our supporters – the companies and industry bodies whose commitment to child safety helps us to prevent serious harm to thousands of children in the UK each year.

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Our values

We want children to lead active, healthy lives. Children need to experiment, play and take risks. But there’s a balance to be struck. No parent wants their child disabled or killed in an accident that can be prevented.

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Author: Kirsty Stephenson

Burns and scalds

95% of all childhood burns and scalds happen at home. Most are caused in the day-to-day situations that many parents don’t anticipate, like children reaching for hot coffee or stepping on hair straighteners.

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Author: Kirsty Stephenson

New campaign launched to inform families on battery safety

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and the British and Irish Portable Battery Association (BIPBA) join forces to reduce the risks of children swallowing button batteries.

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Author: Kirsty Stephenson

Resources and publications

We offer a range of well priced resources and publications that have been created specifically for professionals working with families.

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In-house training

Our training helps your workforce make the most of every contact with parents and carers, and offer consistent, evidence-based advice on child safety.

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Author: Kirsty Stephenson

Child Safety Week 2018

Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. Child Safety Week 2018 will take place between 4th-10th June 2018.

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    Christmas is always a busy time with presents to buy, meals to plan and family and friends to entertain. As well as planning for an enjoyable and fun Christmas, we’ve got some top tips to ensure that your Christmas is safe as well as fun. Read more

  • Focus on: Winter Safety

    Seasonal risks to child safety at this time of year may not be obvious, but shorter daylight hours and colder weather mean changes in routine and behaviour. Read more

  • Taking time for child road safety

    With growing numbers of parents in multiple jobs and record numbers of women working, there’s often little time to remember, let alone learn about, child road safety. Read more

  • Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 2017

    Road Safety Week takes place this year from 20-26 November with the theme, Speed Down, Save Lives. It’s an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of driving too fast, especially with the help of CAPT’s picture-based booklet, It’s fun to go out. Read more