Every year in Wales, over 145,000 children and young people attend Accident & Emergency Departments because of an unintentional injury, equivalent to around 400 children every single day.
Children in Wales aims to reduce this toll and our work addresses accident prevention in all locations, including at home, on the road, around water and at school. We support and work closely with members and practitioners across Wales to reduce the number of children and young people injured through accidents every year.
Children in Wales’ work includes:
Bilingual resources for Child Safety Week
Children in Wales have worked with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to develop bilingual child accident prevention resources for parents in Wales.
Un Cam ar y Blaen/One Step Ahead is an innovative safety wallchart from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) for parents and carers of 0-2 year-olds. Beautifully illustrated in full colour and in Welsh on one side and English on the reverse, it maps a child’s age and development to hazards in the home.
Parents who attend A&E when their child has had an accident often say that they are taken by surprise by the fact that they could roll, crawl, climb, reach, open doors and cupboards or remove lids.
Un Cam ar y Blaen/One Step Ahead addresses this by arming them with the knowledge they need to stay one step ahead in preventing their child having a serious accident in the home.
All prices include VAT and p&p. Quantities of more than 50 are available at £1.00 per copy:
1 wallchart £2.00 Ref: CH001W10 wallcharts £18.00 Ref: CH010W50 wallcharts £50.00 Ref: CH050W
You can order them direct from CAPT: www.capt.org.uk/shop/un-cam-ar-y-blaenone-step-ahead-wallchart
Customised charts (with your logo) are available in any quantity over 250. Prices, which include VAT, artwork, delivery to one address are as little as 42p a copy for 2,500 copies (£1,050).
For further information or to order customised wallcharts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries concerning the this work should be directed to:
Karen McFarlaneDevelopment Officer: Child Safety Tel 029 2034 2434
Karen's role is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government through the Health Challenge Wales voluntary sector grant scheme.
This work includes:
Child Accident Prevention Practice and Information Exchange (CHAPPIE) Network
Towards a Child Safety Strategy for Wales
Useful Resources and Links
European Child Safety Alliance
IOBI Conference 24 & 25th September 2009 - Presentations
Research and Reports on Preventing Childhood Injuries
Information for Parents and Carers
Useful Resources & Links - General
Useful Resources & Links - Road Safety
Useful Resources & Links - Home Safety
Useful Resources & Links - Water Safety
Useful Resources & Links - Farm Safety
Useful Resources & Links - Local Authority Accident Prevention Strategies
Head Office: 25 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ, Tel: (029) 2034 2434, Fax: (029) 2034 3134
North Wales Office: Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, LL55 1TH, Tel: (01286) 677570