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 'Keeping Children Safe at Home' Programme: Information for Parents 

How are parents involved in this study?

  • We are aiming to include thousands of parents of children under 5 years of age from Nottingham, Bristol, Norwich, Newcastle, and surrounding areas.
  • Parents of children under 5 who have been to hospital or a minor injuries unit after a fall, swallowing something that may be harmful or a scald may be asked to take part in the study.
  • Families of young children who have not had accidents may also be sent a study questionnaire by their GP practice, health visitor or Children’s Centre.
  • What families tell us is extremely important. We want to find out about the things parents do to make their homes safer, what makes it difficult to prevent accidents and their ideas about what works best.
  • Parents may be asked if they are interested in taking part in more than one of the Keeping Children Safe research projects.
  • Other studies might involve a home visit from a researcher to discuss home safety in more detail, or filling in another questionnaire sent by post.
  • As a thank you for their time and help parents will be given a shopping voucher for each study they take part in.
  • Participation in this research project is entirely voluntary and parents are free to opt out of the study at any time, without giving a reason.

Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research

The University of Nottingham

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6901