Price Free
Delivery Type Online
Training Provider NHS Health Scotland

Preventing unintentional injuries in early years eLearning module

Unintentional injury is one of the main causes of death and is the most common cause of emergency hospitals admissions in children aged under 15 in Scotland.

The aim of this module is to explore what unintentional injuries are, their causes and effects and how to prevent these injuries. This module is for all adults including family, those who have a professional, and voluntary relationships with early years, children and families across Scotland.

On completion of this module learners will be able to:

Define unintentional injuries and the scale of the problem for children in Scotland

Be aware of relevant legislation and policies and consider how they could be applied in practice.

Identify the risk factors which predispose children to unintentional injury throughout childhood development

Identify actions to prevent unintentional injuries

Reflect on your own practice


Duration: 1.5 hours

Training Provider Overview

NHS Health Scotland is a national Health Board working to reduce health inequalities and improve health. Our main roles are to provide evidence of what works to reduce health inequalities; work across all sectors in Scotland to put this evidence into action; and support national and local policy makers to design and evaluate interventions that help build a fairer, healthier Scotland.

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Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: NHS Health Scotland

Telephone: 0141 414 2888



Quality Assurance

The workforce development team at NHS Health Scotland adopt a robust quality assurance process in the development of all their learning resources. The process includes key considerations for learning and development such as meeting legal requirements and policy requirements in learning and development; alignment to our corporate strategy with a focus on raising awareness about or tackling health inequalities; learning and development good practice; implementation and marketing plans; and approaches to evaluation.

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