“The trainer’s enthusiasm for the subject was obvious – empowered me to feel that this is something that I can develop in my area. Good examples of a wide range of training methods.” – First Aid Trainer”

Course length

One day.


Learn how to engage parents on accident prevention and equip them with basic first aid.

“A great day’s training. Very interesting and informative. Delivered very enthusiastically and clearly. Has made me feel more confident around this area.” – Physical Risk Assessment Officer

Who should attend?

Practitioners working with families and children under five including children’s centre staff, health visitors and family nurses, and staff in working in early intervention and family support projects.

About the course

Children under five have the highest rates of emergency hospital admissions for accidents – and many of these can be prevented.

Acting quickly and doing the right things can also make a big difference if an injury has occurred.

This one-day course for practitioners will cover accidents such as falls, burns and scalds, poisoning and choking. It will include basic first aid and will explore how best to share this information with mothers, fathers and other carers.


  • To look at the different types of unintentional injury young children (under fives) experience including how and why they happen and who is most at risk.
  • To identify the steps parents can take to prevent common accidents.
  • To understand the best ways of responding if an accident happens, including providing basic first aid.
  • To explore how practitioners can pass on this knowledge to parents and carers effectively.


At the end of the day practitioners will be able to:

  • explain the main kinds of injuries that young children experience, their causes and what parents can do to prevent them
  • highlight key safety messages
  • use a home safety checklist as a practical tool with parents and carers to help them assessing risks around their home and identifying practical steps to minimise them
  • Identify sources of safety information and resources for work in reducing child accidents.


  • £995​

The trainer’s travel and subsistence costs are additional and agreed in advance of the course

More information …

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To find out more about commissioning this course contact Ian Evans on 0207 608 7363.

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