Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
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.
We have a great website which offers expert safety advice to parents - to help you understand the risks, and give your children a safe environment to grow up in.
We want children to lead active, healthy lives. Children need to experiment, play and take risks.
Did you know?
- Accidental injury is one of the biggest killers of children in the UK. It is second only to cancer
- Childhood accidents cost the NHS over £275 million a year
- Children from the poorest UK families are 13 times more likely to die in accidents - they are also more likely to be admitted to hospital with accidental injuries
Our core priority is to undertake child accident prevention activities that reduce serious injury rates among all children and young people and, in particular, reduce the marked inequalities between richer and poorer children.
To support this - we have the following objectives:
- Engage with families and communities through innovative educational campaigns and resources, benefiting all children and young people but especially targeting those at greatest risk of death and serious injury from preventable accidents.
- Provide an authoritative source of information, support and networking for frontline staff, managers and policy makers interested in child accident prevention, using our links with researchers to share learning about what works.
- Build beneficial partnerships with charitable, statutory and commercial organisations to extend the reach of our work, with a focus on those supporting children and young people at greatest risk of death and serious injury from preventable accidents.
- Raise the profile of child accident prevention with key stakeholders, highlighting CAPT's role as the leading charity in this field.
- Everyone, regardless of age
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