Child Safety Week 1st – 7th June 2020

29 May 2020

The 1st-7th June 2020 is Child Safety Week which is an annual community education programme run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).

In response to COVID-19 the resources have been adapted to meet the changing needs of families and the frontline staff who support them. The focus is on the risks and serious injuries that are likely to be heightened during lockdown. The parents pack below contains essential advice on keeping children safe during lockdown and beyond. Doctors are seeing an influx of children with burns linked to steam inhalation as parents incorrectly believe it helps cure Covid-19, therefore we are raising awareness of this danger, alongside other burns risks during lockdown including hot drinks, bath water scalds and burns from cooking.

You can download theSafety Makes Sense booklet.

Keeping children safe during lockdown

With the pressures on the NHS, many parents are worried about a trip to A&E with their child. With the home being an accident hotspot for younger children, it is good to know there are small things you can do that make a big difference.

If you put these things high up out of harm’s way (and curious little hands), you are winning when it comes to keeping your child safe:
Hot things – like drinks and hair straighteners or wands – decide where your safe spots are that you can put hot things down out of reach.

Cleaning things – we’ve never been so clean, but make sure it’s all stored safely away.
Button batteries – they can do a lot of harm to a child’s insides if swallowed, so check products, spares and flats and put them out of reach.

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