The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is a charity, working to prevent death and serious injury to children from avoidable accidents. 

Set up 40 years ago by two consultant paediatricians who saw a need for change, CAPT is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people injured, disabled and killed in accidents. 

Driven by the desire to prevent child deaths and accidents resulting in life-changing injuries, CAPT envisions a safer world for all children and its passion lies in keeping all children safe. 

The charity also offers water safety and drowning prevention advice to parents in its communications and on its website. Seeking to highlight the importance of children’s water safety and drowning prevention, the partnership with RLSS UK brings new opportunities for the sharing of research and insights related to children’s water safety and child drownings. 

Katrina Phillips OBE, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust, said:  

“Our mission is to reduce avoidable deaths and serious injuries to children. The increasing numbers of children drowning is a real cause for concern for our charity. 

“Through this partnership with Royal Life Saving Society UK, we can work together to reach more families with vital water safety education and reduce the number of young lives lost to drowning. We look forward to our close collaboration.” 

RLSS UK’s strategic framework 2020-2025 includes the pillar, ‘Building our Communities’. We want to reach as many people as possible to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy water safely, no matter their background. 

RLSS UK hopes that the partnership will see the two charities work together to help raise awareness around children’s water safety education, drownings and provide further opportunities to educate parents and carers. 

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