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Advice and Guidance.


You don’t need to be superhuman to be a Safety Hero!

It’s the small things you do that can stop children suffering serious harm.

 


Accidents can and do happen!


Pushchair and Buggy Safety Tips!

Buggies and pushchairs come in all shapes and sizes from small and lightweight to full-size and feature-packed. It is a certain bet that almost every parent has one (or maybe 5) of them.  Around 1,000 children in the UK are taken to hospital each year with injuries caused by falls, pinches and tipovers from strollers. In fact, carriers and car seats are the only baby and child products that are responsible for more injuries.


Cars and Other Vehicles!

It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that children under the age of 14 years are restrained correctly in accordance with the law.

The law requires all children travelling in cars to use the correct child restraint until they are either 135 cm in height or the age of 12 (which ever they reach first). After this they must use an adult seat belt.


Road Safety – Crossing The Road Safely!

Road safety education for young and older children is as important today as it was when we first saw the Green Cross Code man teaching kids to 'Stop, Look and Listen' when crossing the road and the dangers of crossing the road between parked vehicles.


Falls!

Daily around 45 babies and children are taken into hospital because they have had a serious fall. These usually happen in the house or garden.


Toys!

Most children’s toys in the UK are actually very safe. Accidents tend to happen either when a young child plays with a toy that’s meant for an older child, or because toys are left out and cause trips.

Whenever you are buying or advising someone about what toy to buy for a child, remember:

  • Try and buy from a specialist toy shop or well-known high street chain – avoid markets or temporary shops
  • Take care with second hand toys
  • Always look for safety and age warnings
  • Ask for advice from the sales staff if you’re not sure what to buy
  • Always check the toy to make sure it’s well-made and won’t break easily

Safety in the sun!

Spending time outside is a great way to have fun and to increase your family's level of physical activity. But before you hit the beach, pool, or garden.  Make sure you're aware of sun safety advice and how to stay safe at the seaside


Blind Cord Safety!

Blind cord safety aims to reduce the risk from looped blind cords and chains.


Child Death Alert – Drowning!

A small number of deaths in young babies have occurred nationally in the past few years where babies and or toddlers have been left in a bath unattended. There are potentially more ‘near misses’ which are not notified.


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