The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a national charity whose main aim and mission is to exchange life-enhancing skills and knowledge to reduce serious accidental injuries. RoSPA Scotland has recently secured funding from the Safer Communities Division, Safer Communities Directorate for a new child safety awareness campaign.


The Project, named Keeping Kids Safe in the Home, aims to provide parents and carers of children under the age of five with simple advice and information to help them keep their little ones safe from accidental harm. Each family will receive a Keeping Kids Safe pack, which provides life-saving advice, tips and tools, including an easy-to-fit cupboard catch, door jammer, coaster, nursery thermometer, an accident prevention height chart and useful kitchen/bathroom resources (a flannel and a weaning spoon). A leaflet covering household poisons and tips to prevent children choking on small foods will also be included.

The project, which will target 800 families, will run in the following areas of the South East of the City of Edinburgh: Niddrie, Craigmillar, Bingham, Magdalene and The Christians. This is due to unintentional injuries being more prolific in areas of lower income.

Distribution of the packs is currently being explored with the Family Nurse Partnership being considered as a potential key partner. RoSPA will provide “Child Safety in the Home” training for up to 16 practitioners as part of the project.

The entire project will run from December 2018 to June 2019.

The project requires detailed research to explore with parents how they respond to and use the messages and equipment provided and how this impacts on their ability to make informed decisions on injury prevention. It is likely that this research will employ a qualitative methodology in the form of focus group discussions and/or in-depth interviews, and will include both parents and professionals as main respondent groups. Tenderers are invited to suggest alternative methods. This research will provide valuable insight on issues such as suitable and appropriate delivery routes for injury prevention, and how injury prevention can best be delivered with parents.

A budget of £7,000.00 has been set aside to pay for the research element of this project.

RoSPA is now inviting expressions of interest from individuals and organisations to undertake this research.

In no more than 2,000 words, please set out:

  • Description of your organisation
  • Qualifications of key individuals
  • Track record of research and evaluations
  • Capacity to take on a local project
  • Your proposed methodology and associated cost
  • Identify and describe how you would manage practical, ethical and regulatory issues and any conflicts of interest


For further information, email or call 0131 449 9379.

Submissions should be sent to by 16th January 2019.