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New national e-learning modules for health visitors on child safety

New national e-learning modules for health visitors on child safety are launched by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) during #ChildSafetyWeek which runs 1-7 June. Developed by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and iHV Fellow Amanda Whelan, professional lead for health visiting at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, they are part of a wider programme of educational materials commissioned by Health Education England (HEE).

The two e-learning modules, underpinned by research, policy and practice guidance, are designed for health visitors to help reduce unintentional injuries to children under the age of 5 in and around the home. Serious accidents are a leading cause of severe childhood injury or acquired disability, and consequently also hospital attendance.  Child safety is a priority public health area for health visitors working with families with pre-school children as accidents are very common but preventable.

 See the eLearning here http://goo.gl/eNq1s7