Kevin Lowe is an Associate Consultant / Trainer with the Child Accident Prevention Trust. He was formerly the charity’s Head of Training and Consultancy.
In that role he worked closely with the former Public Health England to:
- conduct the five-year trends analysis of unintentional injuries to under-fives in the home, working closely with data analysts;
- develop the recommendations for local authorities and their partners to reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured in preventable accidents;
- develop the practical guidance for frontline practitioners working with families with children under five.
Kevin also helped to develop the successful Making the Link
programme, which supported local partnership work, encouraged integrated planning and service delivery, and shared knowledge and good practice about what works in child accident prevention.
With a social work background and extensive experience in fostering and adoption, Kevin advised on the content of the CoramBAAF home safety checklist, which is part of a fostering or adoption assessment.
More recently, Kevin returned to the charity as an Associate Consultant / Trainer. In this role, he developed the charity’s virtual training, which retains the interactivity for which our face-to-face courses are well-known.
He then delivered a contract of 13 virtual courses, training 190 frontline staff in injury prevention for the under-fives. At the end of the courses, an evaluation showed that 97% of participants ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that they were now better able to provide home safety messages and recommendations to the families they work with.
The local authority’s Health Improvement Principal, who commissioned the courses, commented on his responsiveness to changing local needs and passion for tackling childhood unintentional injuries.