About The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Here at RoSPA, we don't believe in wrong place, wrong time.
Accidents are the biggest threat to you and your family for most of your life. In fact, more than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year, while thousands more are maimed and millions are injured. Businesses are ruined. Families are devastated. Children grow up without parents, parents without children
Yet despite the scale and severity of the problem, accidents are still too often discussed with a shrug of the shoulders. There is a pervasive belief amongst some people that accidents are somehow inevitable. That they can't be stopped.
Imagine if we took the same attitude towards child abuse. Or cancer.
For 100 years, RoSPA has been quietly working behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents. From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, RoSPA has been instrumental in shaping our society for the better, preventing millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.
As a registered charity, we are committed to continuing this legacy of change. Through our varied activities – campaigning, carrying out research, influencing legislation, informing and educating, auditing and providing expert consultancy to businesses – we have maintained our position as the leading advocates for the wellbeing of families everywhere, helping to put an end to unnecessary suffering at work, on the road, in the home, and at leisure as we strive to achieve our vision: Life, free from serious accidental injury.
While we know there is still much hard work to be done, we are confident that with your help and the support of our members, we will overcome the challenges ahead of us and build a global community where no family need suffer the anguish and heartache of an accident that didn't need to happen.
Until that day comes, we will be here, fighting for change, fighting for a better, brighter future for all. Fighting for life.
We are RoSPA
Make a donation
Donate to RoSPA and help us fulfil our vision of life, free from serious accidental injury.
By providing information, advice, resources and training, RoSPA is actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas of life - at work, in the home, on the roads, in schools, at leisure and on (or near) water. If you're interested in donating to RoSPA visit our Campaigns and Fundraising section.
By donating to RoSPA you are showing a clear commitment to making life safer for all individuals in our society. Our vision of "life, free from serious accidental injury" describes our passion, our belief in our cause and our energy and commitment to improving the lives of others. Too many people are killed and seriously injured in preventable accidents. At RoSPA, we remember that every accident "statistic" represents a real person - a life lost or affected, often severely - and a family left enduring the consequences. By donating to RoSPA you will help us succeed in our vision "to lead the way on accident prevention".
Find out more
Everything we do at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is guided by two core principles – our vision and mission.
The passion and dedication of our trustees and 120 staff across the UK is integral to our work towards our vision.
By sharing our stories and experiences, we aim to build a nationwide movement that's committed to reducing life-changing accidents.
Take a look through RoSPA's history, its many achievements and noteable events.
In addition to the RoSPA Head Office in Birmingham, we also have long-established regional offices in Edinburgh and Cardiff.
The RoSPA brand and reputation is spreading more and more internationally.