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


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.

Link to document


Children and young people’s continuing care national framework


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This guidance is for clinical commissioning groups when assessing the needs of children and young people (0 to 17 years) whose complex needs cannot be met by universal or specialist health services.

The ‘Decision support tool’, which should be used with the framework, provides a structure to help in reaching a decision.

The guide for young people and parents is for use by local health organisations who can add their own contact details.

A network has also been established on NHS Networks for anyone working in this field, to share information, good practice, or seek advice on difficult issues from colleagues. Once you have registered, request to join on the children and young people’s continuing care network page (click on ‘join this network’ when on the page).

The updated framework follows a public consultation. Comments and suggestions received in the consultation are reflected in the new framework.

Read the full guidance via Department of Health