Prevention in action

Read our latest case studies

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Bringing 14 different partners together to create a Road Safety Strategy in which all stakeholders can feel equal ownership is a challenging initiative, but it is something which the West Midlands is currently undertaking.

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Walsall Council road safety and public health teams identified a shared vision to increase the number of children actively travelling to school. They were conscious that this had to be coupled with promotion of safe road practices..

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Incidences of major trauma are fortunately very rare, but vehicle accidents make up a significant part of these. When they do happen, it is essential that all the professionals involved work together seamlessly to provide the most effective interventions.

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Coventry has adopted and embedded the principles of Marmot’s suggestions for tackling the social conditions that can lead to health inequalities, and is working to improve the areas in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.

News

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A new progress report from the Department for Transport charts how the individual aims and strategies which made up the original vision of the Road Safety Statement have been taken forward and what has been achieved.

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Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board has issued a warning to parents after the death of a toddler who swallowed a button battery.

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The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has published its independent investigation into the death of a three-year-old who swallowed a button battery. The report makes recommendations in three key areas – public awareness, product safety and clinical decision making.

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As part of the Government’s commitment to help prevent fatalities and injuries from accidental fire, the Home Office has relaunched their communications campaign to keep people safe in their homes via their Fire Kills initiative.