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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…

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…

Stay Safe this Halloween

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective things that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury. On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than…

The Danger of Button Batteries – what you need to know

You may have seen the tragic case of two-year old Harper-Lee Fanthorpe who died in May 2021 after swallowing a button battery from a remote control. Harper-Lee’s mother Stacey Nicklin wants to do all she can to raise awareness of the danger of button batteries for small children. What are button batteries and where can…

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