Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust provides information and advice on the main causes of accident and injury in and around the home. Find out more about the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents offer lots of advice and resources on preventing accidents in and outside of the home. More information and advice from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents


The NSPCC has produced two useful guides on what to consider for when your child is old enough to be out on their own or left home alone.

Safe places

Safe Places is part of a national scheme involving local premises such as libraries, grocery stores and community centres signing up to be a place where individuals who feel scared, upset or angry can go. From here, a member of staff can help you get in touch with someone you know who can help, such as a support worker. All of these areas will have the Safe Places logo stuck onto their main window or door.

Find out more about Safe Places.

The Department for Education

The Department for Education have produced a guide to help parents and carers choose a safe out-of-school setting for their children to attend.

The guide contains:

  • questions you may wish to ask the provider
  • examples of good answers you may expect to hear back
  • 'red flags' (danger signs) you may wish to look out when choosing a provider

Department for Education - Keeping children safe during community activities, after-school clubs and tuition (PDF, 524 KB).