Accident prevention - the No. 1 priority for public health
Accidental injury prevention is low cost and high impact. It is easy to deliver and it is broadly welcomed by the people it helps. Because it affects the young so much, our new research shows that this is also the principal cause of premature, preventable mortality (measured in Preventable Years of Life Lost or PrYLL) for most of a person’s life. We believe it should be the No. 1 priority for public health.
Press Release: Parents need more help to keep kids safe from accidents - RoSPA centenary survey
Most parents are unaware that accidents cause the most deaths of children and young people aged 0-19, according to research conducted for the 100th anniversary of UK safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Action on Accidents
RoSPA and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) are calling for a £20million-per-year nationwide programme that would relieve some of the huge pressure on A&E departments by preventing accidental injuries to under-5s. Find Out More
Facing up to Falls
Facing up to Falls, aims to provide families and older people with practical steps to avoid falls by highlighting key issues that lead to a tumble.