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Guide to commissioning for CAPT

About this project

I produced an online guide to commissioning effective child accident prevention services for the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). The project involved a combination of online research and telephone interviews to gather information and examples of good practice.


Making every contact count

Parents expect the health and social care professionals they come into contact with to provide them with information and will usually be very receptive to advice offered in a non-judgmental way. In a child accident prevention context, ‘making every contact count’ means equipping frontline practitioners with the skills and knowledge to engage parents in child safety issues whenever an opportunity arises, for example during a home visit or a ‘stay and play’ session at a children’s centre.