Why is this important?
Every year in the UK, over a quarter of a million children under the age or 5 have to go to hospital because of a fall, scald or swallowing something that may be harmful. Most of these accidents happen in the home or garden.
Not much is known about the best ways of stopping accidents at home, which is why we did this research programme.
Our programme addressed six research questions:
Each question was investigated using one or more studies
As a result of our studies we have produced an Injury Prevention Briefing. This is a resource for practitioners working with children and families about how to prevent injuries at home.