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National Health Service

Accident Prevention

Supporting accident prevention in children forms an important part of the Networks work. The Network is uniquely placed to gather data on the serious accidents and the consequence of those accidents. The network aims to work with public and private sector partners to reduce the number of accidents in children to prevent disability and death. The three most frequent causes of serious injuries are road traffic accidents - predominantly children being hit by cars as pedestrians, falls from a height of less than 2 metres and falls from a height of greater than 2 metres.

The Network supports the work of the Child Accident Prevention Trust and actively participates in the annual Child Accident Prevention Week in June.