Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Child Accident Prevention Trust - National (UK) Child Safety Charity

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

We exist because accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children and young people.

Many of these accidents can be prevented.

We want children to lead active, healthy lives. Children need to experiment, play and take risks.

But there’s a balance to be struck. No parent wants their child disabled or killed in an accident that can be prevented.

So we help people understand the real risks to children’s safety. And help them gain skills in managing those risks.

We know time and money can be in short supply. So we incentivise and empower people to make safer choices for children. We focus on what works and what’s practical.

And we want every child to have equal life chances. So we tailor support for the poorest families, whose children are at greatest risk.

Did you know?

  • Accidental injury is one of the biggest killers of children in the UK. It is second only to cancer
  • Childhood accidents cost the NHS over £275 million a year
  • Children from the poorest UK families are 13 times more likely to die in accidents - they are also more likely to be admitted to hospital with accidental injuries

Our annual awareness and education campaign, Child Safety Week is growing in support and local involvement all the time. For more details see

Find out more about how you and your family can take simple steps to safety, whether in the home, on the roads or when out and about in the wider community and its surroundings.
See our main website for more information and advice

Our resources include leaflets, posters and fliers around the following topics:-

General child safety, home and garden safety, road safety, safety in daycare, support materials and post-accident support.  We can also provide training and consultancy services.

Support for managers and practitioners:  As health and local authority teams work more closely together during this transition period for public health, CAPT can provide support for strategy development and partnership working around children’s safety and wellbeing.  For more information, visit our Making the Link website and sign up for our e-bulletin. You can also contact us direct -  details below.   

Our services are suitable for local health and wellbeing boardsand strategy managers. Childcare practitioners, children's centre staff, childminders, PCTs, GPs, health visitors, road safety officers, fire & rescue services, ambulance services, police, parents, grandparents, schools and school nurses, local authority housing, environmental health & trading standards. 

Who to contact

020 7608 3828
Fax: 020 76083674

Where to go

Child Accident Prevention Trust
PO Box 74189
E14 1SQ

Other details


Age ranges
Advice relating to children and young people's safety from 0-18 years.
Referral details

Anyone can access our information and advice.