Child accident prevention training

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The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) provides courses and workshops at national and local levels – building knowledge and skills in reducing childhood accidents.

Our events support practitioners, commissioners and local stakeholders involved in the management and delivery of child health, early years, public health and accident prevention programmes.

Public Health England (PHE) has identified the importance of training in relation to accident prevention and children under five years as a key action area for local authorities and their partners:

“The early years workforce needs support and training to enable it to strengthen its central role in helping to reduce unintentional injuries.” PHE, June 2014.

- Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years (PDF, 1.4MB)
Public Health England, June 2014.

CAPT provides tailored training packages for HCP (0-5) practitioners, enabling them to make the most of routine contacts with parents and deliver integrated services.

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About our trainers

Our trainers are experts in child accident prevention. They deliver training that builds learners’ knowledge and skills. Above all they create champions for child safety by sharing ways of engaging families with imaginative techniques that are easy to put into practice.

“I have learnt some really good ways of explaining things and great practical ideas to help some of our vulnerable families to engage without using written information which they struggle with.”

– Family Support Worker

In-house training 

Our expert trainers come to you. Your organisation provides the venue and recruits the course participants. In 2014-15 we trained over 450 people in local authorities and NHS Trusts across the country. See the case study on the training strategy for health visiting in Hampshire.

We currently offer the courses below which are specifically designed for practitioners involved in delivering the Healthy Child Programme (0-5). We will also adapt the content to make sure it fits your local needs.

“The course has enabled networking links to be made locally between health and social care and has re-energised people’s enthusiasm for combating accidental injuries.”

- Child Accident Prevention Coordinator

Course Audience Price (no VAT) *

How to engage parents on child accident prevention (full-day)

Focus: Getting the message across – one-to-one and in groups. Using resources/props and making the most of everyday opportunities. 10-14 delegates – ideal for HCP (0-5) practitioners: health visitors, family nurses, community nursery nurses, early years’ staff and others working directly with families with young children (0-4 years).

“I realised the importance of not just ‘telling’ parents but engaging them through questioning and visual props and local news.”  See feedback on this course.

A training for trainers version of this course is also available.

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£975

Supporting home safety (full-day)

Focus: Working with parents to assess home safety; tools to empower including checklists; making best use of local safety equipment schemes. 10-18 delegates – ideal for HCP (0-5) practitioners: health visitors, family nurses, community nursery nurses, early years’ practitioners and others working directly with families.

“I will amend our safety checklist and help families to take ownership of risk assessing their homes.” See feedback on this course.

A training for trainers version of this course is also available.

“Since attending the training for trainers course I have delivered quite a lot of home safety training thanks to your tips and documents. I am delivering another set shortly for volunteers and playgroup practitioners.”

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£975

How to deliver child accident prevention and first aid advice to parents (full-day)

Focus: Learning how to engage parents on accident prevention and equipping them with basic First Aid knowledge.
10-14 delegates – ideal for HCP (0-5) practitioners: health visitors, family nurses, community nursery nurses, early years’ practitioners and others working directly with families.

“The trainer’s enthusiasm for the subject was obvious. It empowered me to feel that this is something I can develop in my area.” See feedback on this course.

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£975

*The trainer’s travel and subsistence costs are additional and can be agreed in advance.

Tailor made courses

We can also develop a course from scratch for you if you want to focus on a specific issue such as burns and scalds or poisons. We can also tailor content to suit key issues for a specific team such as children’s centre staff, road safety officers, or commissioners.

Open events

“I am now going to deliver accident prevention sessions for staff, childminders, and parents in the children’s centre and at home”

– Family Support Worker/Children’s Centre Deputy

CAPT open events are designed for broad cross-sector, multi-disciplinary audiences in a wide range of roles.

CAPT’s open training events include:

The events build knowledge and skills and provide excellent opportunities to learn from colleagues from different parts of the country.

Who should attend?

Each open event has a specific focus such as preventing falls or burns or promoting road safety. But in general, the events are designed for broad cross-sector, multi-disciplinary audiences in a wide range of roles.

CAPT open events have attracted commissioners of accident prevention services, managers co-ordinating programmes and practitioners involved in the day-to-day delivery of services to families.

 

More information about training

Contact Kevin Lowe on 0207 608 7363.