Preventing unintentional injuries among under-15s in the home (PH30)
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Preventing unintentional injuries in the home among children and young people aged under 15: providing safety equipment and home risk assessments
This is one of three pieces of NICE guidance published in November 2010 on how to prevent unintentional injuries among under-15s. A second publication covers unintentional injuries on the road and a third covers strategies, regulation, enforcement, surveillance and workforce development.
This guidance is for commissioners and providers of health services, environmental health services, housing services and associations, local authority children’s services, local authority health and wellbeing boards, local authorities and their strategic partnerships, local safeguarding children boards, police, fire and rescue services,Sure Start and children’s centres.
It is also for practitioners who visit families and carers with children and young people aged under 15 (including GPs, midwives, social workers and health visitors).
The recommendations focus on providing home safety assessments, supplying and installing home safety equipment and providing education and advice when carrying out these activities.
The guidance includes the following advice:
- prioritise households at greatest risk
- establish partnerships with local community organisations
- offer home safety assessments and advice
- offer appropriate safety equipment including door guards, cupboard locks, safety gates, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, thermostatic mixing valves and window restrictors.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: unintentional injuries among under 15s
This page was last updated: 30 August 2013
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