Every week, healthy children are killed, disabled or disfigured in accidents that are completely preventable.

Accidents are one of the biggest killers of children in the UK, and the poorest children are at greatest risk. They are 13 times more likely to die in preventable accidents and three times more likely to be admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

What's the problem infographic explaining why poorest children are at greatest risk

The Child Accident Prevention Trust is the only UK charity to focus on preventing death and serious injury to children from avoidable accidents.

We can only continue to provide this vital service to families with support from our local communities. We rely heavily upon donations to fund our work.

If you would like to learn more about how you can support our charity through organising your own fundraising activity, or if you would like to make a small donation; please contact us at [email protected].

"The children and staff at Squiggles had great fun doing our fundraising activities! We were also able to raise awareness of the importance of child safety to parents as well as the children through the Staying Safe with Sam materials which has been really valuable." - Abi, Manager at Squiggles Day Care & Activity Club, Worcestershire

Our fundraising team are on hand to support you with fundraising ideas, materials and guidance and would love to hear from you. We can also inform you of local events that you can participate in, whilst fundraising for us.

Because we are a very small charity, every donation we receive - no matter how small; really does make a significant difference.

With over 90p in every £1 raised spent directly on providing our charitable services, you can be assured that we will make a difference with every penny of your donation.