Meet our trainers

Our trainers are trusted experts in child accident prevention, delivering high-quality training that builds knowledge, skills and confidence.

  • Ian Evans delivers our face-to-face training
  • Kevin Lowe delivers our virtual training

Ian Evans

Ian Evans is the Senior Consultant at the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

He was previously the first Head of the National Community Fire Safety Centre working with UK fire and rescue services. He also held senior roles in Government communications and was a founding Director of the Institute for Health Promotion and Education (IHPE).

Ian chaired RoSPA’s National Home Safety Committee for many years until October 2019 and continues to represent CAPT on this and other national stakeholder groups.

Whilst at CAPT, Ian helped to deliver the successful Making the Link programme, and wrote Advocating Child Safety, a networking resource to support the development of local partnerships for child injury prevention.

Ian also managed our three-year Department of Health-funded project, Improving Capacity and Collaboration, focusing on accident prevention for the under-5s and working with local authorities with injury rates above the England average.

This project saw him:

  • Mentoring public health commissioners in 12 local authorities across 9 English regions;
  • Supporting reviews of local unintentional injury data;
  • Kick-starting workshops with public health, community child health and early years;
  • Assisting the mapping of services and opportunities across sectors;
  • Identifying key evidence-based interventions;
  • Helping to embed child safety for the under-fives into a range of local services;
  • Scoping local training needs.

Ian continues to deliver our bespoke face-to-face training designed to build knowledge, skills and confidence in child accident prevention. Delegate feedback consistently highlights the depth of his expertise, his passion for the topic and his deep understanding of the challenges facing disadvantaged families in keeping their children safe.

Kevin Lowe

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.

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