Staying safe

Swindon's Local Safeguarding Children Board The statutory body responsible for protecting children and young people from significant harm and for promoting their welfare.

CAPT The Child Accident Prevention Trust is a national charity in the United Kingdom committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents.

ROSPA The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Lots of facts and figures and background information. Also a good source of information about school health and safety policies, risk assessment, minibus safety, school trips etc. ROSPA have produced Road safety education: a guide for healthy schools which uses some of the criteria from the national Healthy Schools online audit.

YOUNG LIFESAVER Link to information about the St. John Ambulance Young Lifesaver programme which teaches essential life-saving and first aid skills in schools.

HEARTSTART UK Information about the national Heartstart project. To find out more about the Heartstart schools project in Swindon, contact us.

HEALTHY KIDS A terrific health education site aimed at children and designed by the Lambeth Primary Schools/ Primary Links Project.

The General Medical Council has published guidance setting out doctors’ roles and responsibilities towards children and young people.  All doctors have a duty to safeguard and protect the health and well-being of children and young people.  Read the online version of 0-18 years: guidance for all doctors on the GMC's website. A poster informing young people of their rights when visiting a doctor was launched on 12 January 2009 as part of the process of implementing the guidance. The poster was designed by 13-15 year-olds, as part of a project commissioned by the General Medical Council and run by the National Children’s Bureau. Download the poster.