Child Safety Scotland Conference

It's Everyone's Responsibility

June 12, 2012, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

This one-day conference on the topic of Child Safety highlighted the challenges faced by childhood injuries in Scotland and beyond.

Delegates had the opportunity to take part in mini seminars focusing on issues particularly relevant to Home Safety, Road Safety and Water Safety and to consider how injuries can be prevented locally.

Download the report featured in RoSPA's Staying Alive journal (PDF 64kb)

Programme and Downloads

Chairperson: Errol Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive, RoSPA

09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Welcome and introduction from Chairman
Errol Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive, RoSPA

09:45 What the Scottish Government can do
Aileen Campbell, Minister for Children and Young People

10:10 We all have a role to play (PDF 1.4mb)
Morag Mackay, Project Manager, European Child Safety Alliance

10.35 Myths and realities of child injury prevention – a personal view (PDF 8.3mb)
Professor David Stone, Paediatric Epidemiologist

11.00 Refreshments and networking


11:30 Mini seminar 1
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the first of two sessions on either; Home Safety: Road Safety or Water Safety. These seminars will include discussions on examples of good practice and ideas of how you can make a difference in your local area.

Home Safety

Child Safety Initiatives (PDF 189kb)
Laura McDermott, Projects Officer, Dundee City Council

Helping you with home safety (PDF 531kb)
Jennifer Henderson, Home Safety Officer, RoSPA Scotland

Child Safety on the home (PDF 603kb)
Paul Richardson, Chair of Home Safety Scotland

Road Safety

Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2020 (PDF 441kb)
Kathleen Braidwood, Road Safety Officer, RoSPA Scotland

Go Safe (PDF 3.8mb), Go Safe pelican crossing (MPG 16mb), Health Education (MPG 31mb)
Mairi Blair, Road Safety Scotland, Transport Scotland

Water Safety

Health or Safety? Managing harm whilst at leisure and play (PDF 1.3mb)
David Walker, Leisure safety policy manager, RoSPA
Paul Blackwood, Watch Commander, Strathclyde FRS

Case Study: Acre Road, River Kelvin, Glasgow - 19/06/2010 (PDF 350kb)
Paul Blackwood, Watch Commander, Strathclyde FRS


12:45 Refreshments and networking

13:45 Mini seminar 2 (Downloads as above)
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend the second of two sessions on either; Home Safety: Road Safety or Water Safety. These seminars will include discussions on examples of good practice and ideas of how you can make a difference in your local area.

15:00 Coffee break and networking

15:20 Moving forward with key organisations in child safety (PDF 248kb)
Donald Urquhart, Chair, Scottish Community Safety Network

15:40 Summary and questions
Errol Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive, RoSPA

1600: Close


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