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It’s Drowning Prevention Week

Did you know that a child can drown in as little as 2cm of water? Keeping safe around water is something we think more about when out and about but there are lots of ways that your child can get into trouble around water in the home. Considering where water can be accessed in your…

Child Safety Week – Watch Out in Water

Drowning happens silently. A drowning child can’t speak or control their arms. They slip quietly under the water. It’s only in the movies they splash about and cry for help. It’s a scary thought. But once you understand how and where drowning happens, there are things you can do to prevent it and you can…

Child Safety Week – Stay Safe from Burns

A small child’s skin burns really easily as it’s so thin. But you can Download the Safe from Burns Factsheet to help. Here’s how to prevent serious burns: Hot drinks – stay hot enough to scald a small child even after 15 minutes. 8 to 18 month-olds are most vulnerable as they love to grab.…

Child Safety Week – Prevent Poisoning

Bright bottles of cleaning liquid, squidgy washing tablets, shiny packets of painkillers… Small children are curious and want to learn more by putting things in their mouth. Unfortunately things that make our lives easier can be harmful to small children, as their bodies process poisons differently. Thank goodness it’s easy to keep children safe by…

Child Safety Week – Free From Falls

Scrapes and bruises are a part of growing up. But even a fall from a highchair can cause a bad head injury. That’s because babies’ heads are twice as big as ours, which makes them top-heavy. And when they land, their head takes much of the impact. It doesn’t make sense trying to stop all…

Child Safety Week – Safe around Roads

It can be hard knowing how best to teach your child to stay safe. Here we help you to break it down and keep it simple and you can download the Safe around Roads Fact Sheet.     Pedestrians – younger children • Get young children into the habit of holding your hand or use…

Child Safety Week – Fire Safe Families

You and your family are eight times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm. That’s because, if a fire breaks out at night, you won’t smell the smoke and wake up. Instead, the poisonous fumes will send you deeper into sleep. So it makes sense to have…

Elf & Safety this Christmas

Busy houses, big meals and boozy parties are part and parcel of Christmas for many people. While all of this can be a lot of fun, the nation’s favourite Christmas activities do carry some risk of accidents. But every year, an estimated 80,000 people head to hospital with injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the…

Stay Safe this Fireworks Night

Are you having a fireworks display at home this year? In the excitement, it’s easy to forget some safety essentials. Here we share the Child Accident Prevention Trusts advice on how to make it a day to remember for all the right reasons. You can also find out lots more information at the Child Accident…

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