All Party Parliamentary Group on Carbon Monoxide (APPCOG)

The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians from both the Houses of Commons and Lords, to work together to discuss ways of tackling carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, to improve government policy on carbon monoxide safety, and to raise public awareness of the threat posed by deadly CO gas.

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Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA)

The BMA have a longstanding relationship with ‘The Children’s Burns Trust‘ and support scald prevention initiatives from a bathroom perspective. For example the campaign entitled:’Scalding Accidents changes lives – Forever

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US Website CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Although this is a US site, hence the spelling of ‘centers’ – they have some really useful information on effective interventions that may be of interest.

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Millies Trust

Millies Trust is a charity which aims to make Paediatric First Aid available to all, with a particular bias on ensuring that child care staff workers have adequate training following the death of their daughter Millie in 2012 due to a choking incident when she was at nursery.

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Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.

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The Battery Controlled – Button Battery Safety Website

The Battery Controlled is a partnership to raise awareness about the severity of this issue and share information with parents, caregivers and the medical community. Launched in Australia by Energizer, Kidsafe and the ACCC (Australian Competition & Consumer Commission), this effort is committed to helping parents prevent children from swallowing coin-sized button batteries.

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European Portable Battery Association – Button Battery Safety

The portable battery industry takes the safety of consumers very seriously and has prepared this guidance for parents and the medical profession to ensure parents have the necessary information to handle button/coin cells safely and to highlight the steps medical professionals can take should an incident occur.

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Gas Safety Week

Gas Safety Week is an annual event with a dedicated website. It aims to raise awareness of gas safety across the UK. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public.

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Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010

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Every year in the UK almost 4,000 people die in accidents in the home and 2.7 million turn up at accident and emergency departments seeking treatment. But, because the accidents happen behind closed doors in isolated incidents they rarely attract public and media attention. RoSPA is one of the few national voices speaking out on this issue. We also campaign for change and provide a large range of resources to inform, educate and help to prevent accidents in the home and garden.

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The Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

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Making the Link

Making the Link is here to support people working to prevent unintentional injury to children and young people in England.

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The Injury Observatory

The Injury observatory is an international collaborative venture representing public health observatories from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and regions of England. It is managed by a steering group of public health professionals committed to injury prevention.

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CAPIC is a multi-disciplinary multiagency collaboration of individuals and organisations which support injury prevention initiatives across Wales. CAPIC is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government through Public Health Wales, as a component of Health Challenge Wales.

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Home Safety Scotland

Home Safety Scotland consists of home safety officers, community safety officers, health promotion officers and others from various local authorities and health boards and representatives from private companies.The group meets every two months to discuss different ways to take home safety forward.

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Children in Wales

Children in Wales is the national umbrella organisation for those working with children and young people in Wales.

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We are unique in our approach to reducing preventable injury by being the only training organisation of its kind in the UK. We offer ground breaking safety initiatives and use hard-hitting visual resources to back up our safety messages, working in partnership with various regional and national organisations to actively promote unintentional injury awareness and the necessary skills to reduce such injury.

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The Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group

The Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) was established to look at access to quality and reliable injury information. A major element of TIIG is the establishment of an Injury Surveillance System (ISS) across the North West of England.

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CAPJ is a group working very hard in Jersey trying to keep children safe from having a nasty accident. We also strongly believe that children should not be wrapped up in cotton wool but need to have fun, explore and learn how to manage their own risk as they get older.

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Electrical Safety First

UK charity that’s dedicated to keeping people safe by reducing the risk of electrical accidents around the home and in the work place.

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Switched on kids

Electricity and how to use it safely – interactive site aimed at engaging children.

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The Association of Public Health Observatories

The Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) represents a network of 12 public health observatories (PHOs) working across the five nations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We produce information, data and intelligence on people’s health and health care for practitioners, policy makers and the wider community. Our expertise lies in turning information and data into meaningful health intelligence.

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The Lullaby Trust (Previously FSID)

The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.

We have chosen our new identity to help us raise our voice, to ensure that sudden infant death is not ignored or considered to be an issue of the past.

Across the country, over 600 apparently healthy babies continue to die suddenly and unexpectedly every year. This is unacceptable and we want to do all we can to prevent these deaths.

We believe that our new identity will help us to reach even more parents with our expert advice on safer sleep for babies.  Through greater engagement with families and also with policy makers we hope to achieve our ambition to halve the number of babies dying by 2020.

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The Scottish Cot Death Trust

The Scottish Cot Death Trust was founded in 1985 and has three main aims:

  • To improve and extend the support for bereaved families
  • To raise funds for research into the cause(s) of cot death
  • To educate the public and health care professionals about cot death and ways of reducing the risks

The Trust is the only cot death charity in Scotland
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The European Child Safety Alliance

The European Child Safety Alliance was launched in 2000 with the ambition to make the lives of children living in Europe safer. Today, more than 30 countries across Europe are working together to reduce the leading cause of death and disability to children in every Member State in the region – injury.
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Lifeskills Centres

Also referred to as ‘Lifeskills Centres’, Safety Centres are exciting and realistic indoor townscapes that include life-like scenarios such as a street scene, road crossing, car, water scene, railway, house, shop and much more. These scenarios enable Centres to deliver practical, interactive, scenario-based education to children and adults in safety, citizenship and life skills. Some Alliance members are charities and others are run by the emergency services or local authorities
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The Scottish Burned Children’s Club

The Scottish Burned Children’s Club (SBCC) is an organisation that helps children, up to the age of eighteen, who have sustained burn and scald injuries. We are a registered Scottish Charity, Registration No. SCO32376, our website will give you an understanding of what we are trying to achieve and how we accomplish this with the kind support from all our sponsors and through fund raising.
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Scottish Accident Prevention Council

Formed in 1930 the Scottish Accident Prevention Council is the only body in Scotland where practitioners, politicians, frontline staff, academics, government, local authorities, health professionals and interested partners come together to formulate and enhance the worth of accident prevention.
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Every year thousands of children are injured in preventable accidents in the home, on the roads and at play. LV=Streetwise helps to minimise the risk of accidents happening by making children aware of potential dangers in the everyday world around them.
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We’re a dynamic team based at Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters. Our aim is to collate existing educational resources from emergency services and other agencies from around the country and present them here for use by teachers and service personnel. This means teachers can browse our libraries and schemes of work and then use the activities and resources attached. Emergency service personnel will be able to see what teachers are doing and within their section discover how they can play their part in these lessons too.
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The London Home and Water Safety Council

Originally formed in 1975 and named the London Home Safety Council, the organisation extended its area of benefit to include water safety in 1981 and was renamed the London Home & Water Safety Council. The aims and objectives, as set in the Constitution, focus on helping to reduce the number of accidental injuries and deaths relating to slips, falls, burns, scalds, poisons and drowning in London.
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The European Burns Association

The European Burns Association is a non-profit making organisation for the benefit of the public, to promote burn prevention, to study the prevention of burn injury and all other aspects of burn treatment.

It also serves as a resource to facilitate communication and collaboration between burn care specialists. An exchange of information between the various burn centres in Europe will help us to promote the goal of the EBA.
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Hot Water Burns Like Fire

This website has been created by the Children’s Burns Trust and the Bathroom Manufacturers Association for the campaign to stop scalding by hot water from  taps & showers by promoting the use of thermostatic mixing valves, taps & showers.

The Children’s Burns Trust website also houses a postcode searchable database on presentations to the 18 specialist burns units in the UK showing causes and location of incident.

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Fit For Safety

Carolyn Cripps OBE and Christine Tame are the Fit For Safety team and are both experienced trainers and consultants in accident prevention and home safety.

Both Carolyn and Christine have worked extensively at a professional level with government initiatives on community projects and with charities both in the UK and abroad, training professionals in the field as well as the general public.
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BRE Trust

The BRE Trust is the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment. Recent research includes

BRE – Refurbishing stairs in dwellings to reduce the risk of falls and injuries:

Set up in 2002 to advance knowledge, innovation and communication for public benefit, the Trust uses all profits made by the BRE Group to fund new research and education programmes that will help to meet its goal of ‘building a better world together’.

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Age UK

Age UK has come about due to the conglomeration of Help the Aged and Age Concern. Age UK is the only UK charity to focus research funds exclusively on later life. The work and support we provide at Age UK covers a number of different services. Please read more about us:

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Child Injury Prevention Alliance

The Child Injury Prevention Alliance (CIPA) is dedicated to the prevention of injuries to children and adolescents in the United States and around the world. CIPA achieves its goal through scientific research, translating research findings into programs and policies, providing leadership in injury prevention initiatives and advocacy, and fostering national and global collaboration in injury research and prevention:

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Parachute Canada

Parachute are a charitable injury prevention organisation and have excellent information which is globally applicable. Their #stoptheclock campaign is certainly worth reading about:

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Make Safe Happen

This website is produced and funded by the Nationwide Insurance Company in collaboration with US Child Safety Prevention Experts. There is also a Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. This is a very well put together website:

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