SFRS back Child Safety Week 2017

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The campaign is being run in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

A wide range of hazards are being targeted this week in a bid to keep kids from harm.

The campaign covers risks to children including burns and scalds, choking and strangulation, poison, falls, road safety, drowning and fire.

Child Safety Week is aimed at helping families remove these risks and create safer environments for children.

A specially designed Parent Pack has dozens of tips and can be found here - http://www.childsafetyweek.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/CSW-2017-Parents-Pack.pdf

The pack also includes colouring in sheets and spot the difference pictures to help you talk to your children about safety.

Accidents are a leading cause of death, serious injury and acquired disability for children and young people in the UK.

They account for three deaths every week and over 2,000 hospital admissions.

There are risks that aren’t always obvious – most accidents to young children happen in the home, where we might think children are safest. 

The pressure on parents to juggle competing demands and put safety first can also be overwhelming, even for the most well-informed and equipped. 

Child Safety Week aims to help families understand the risks, as well as the consequences – but most importantly, the simple ways that accidents can be prevented.

Assistant Chief Officer David McGown, SFRS Director of Prevention and Protection, said:
“I’d urge every parent or carer to take a minute to look through the Child Safety week parents pack.”

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