Child Safety Week 1st-7th June 2020
Child Safety Week is run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. There are a range of resources to help promote safety messages in a fun and engaging way. See some useful links and information below.
Click here for a pdf about Infant Crying from ICON
Click here for Covid-19 advice
Click here (PDF, 687.9 KB) to see a poster from the National Police Chief Council which is aimed at neighbours and key workers visiting premises.
Click here for the Facebook page for Health Visiting & School Nursing in Gloucestershire
More Useful Links and Resources
Click here for Gov.uk advice on staying safe outside your home
Click here for a pdf about drowning
BURNS AND SCALDING
Did you know that 95% of all childhood burns and scalds happen at home? Most are caused in the day-to-day situations that many parents don’t anticipate. Check out some top tips to prevent burns and scalding at home.
Anyone looking after children 24/7 right now deserves all the tea or coffee they can drink. Just remember to put your cuppa down in a safe spot out of reach of little hands that can grab as soon as your back is turned. @CAPTcharity has created a handy guide to help keep your hot drinks safe from little ones.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, repeat … sound like your life at the moment? When you’re exhausted it’s easy to get distracted, so use the back rings of the cooker and turn pan handles in. It keeps danger out of reach of little hands that grab. Find out more information, visit: https://www.capt.org.uk/burns-scalds.
Bath time can be an enjoyable experience but if it’s not done safely it can result scalding … get in the habit of putting the cold in first and top up with hot. For further information and advice, visit https://www.capt.org.uk/burns-scalds
Where do you leave your hair straighteners to cool down? On the floor, beside cabinet or hanging over the door handle. Hair straighteners can cause serious burns to children even when cooling. Children can be kept safe from hair straighteners by putting them out of reach and sight straight away and in a heat - proof pouch. Find out more https://www.capt.org.uk/preventing-burns-from-hair-straighteners
Burns and scalds prevention from NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/burns-and-scalds/prevention/
From sanitiser to surface spray, paracetamol to pods, there are lots of things around that home that could poison your child. You can find some useful tips to keep prevent positioning at home and ensure your child and family are kept safe.
Our hands and homes have never been so clean! But might these cleaning things poison small children? Put them in a safe spot, high up out of sight and reach. For further information on how to keep your cleaning products safe, visit https://www.capt.org.uk/poisoning-prevention
Stocked up on paracetamol? Everyday painkillers are the most common way for young children to be poisoned. Put them in a safe spot, high up out of sight and reach. You can find more useful tips to ensure your home is medicine safe.
Button batteries are used in an increasingly wide range of toys, novelty items, gadgets and other everyday objects you’ll find around the house. They can be extremely dangerous for children if swallowed. For more information https://www.capt.org.uk/button-batteries
From tables, stairs even to trampolines there are lots of things inside and outside of homes that can lead to falls and ultimately serious head injuries. You can find useful tips use to ensure your family and home is safe and fall – proof.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children under 5 is admitted to hospital everyday after falling from a building – often from open windows and balconies? Be aware that with the warmer weather and isolation keeping us inside of what you can do to keep you child safe from falls. Find out more https://www.capt.org.uk/falls
Cycling is a great way for us to be active and look after our wellbeing Its important to the ins and outs from wearing helmets to carrying young children on the on adult bike and being visible. Here are some useful tips to help you keep safe and develop good cycling habits.
Did you know at least 10% of deaths could have been prevented if the cyclist had worn a cycle helmet? With more and more of us choosing to cycle for exercise or as a way to spend our time, it’s important that we wear the right protection. For more information on https://www.capt.org.uk/News/developing-good-cycling-habits
In car safety
In-car safety can be a confusing area for families. You may find that you're not completely clear about the law, are unsure of the safest way for a child to travel, aren't using the most appropriate restraint or have badly fitting child car seats or booster seats. To help make things clearer here is some useful information on in - car safety https://www.capt.org.uk/car-safety
Speed is everything when it comes to a child’s chances of survival. Keep an eye on your speed. Keep your phone in the glove compartment so it can’t distract you. There is guidance on for in car road safety on the CAPT website.