Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Child Safety Week

This week, 23rd to 29th June 2014 is Child Safety week. The Child Accident Prevention Trust are commited to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. Child Safety week is the annual compaign to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. This year they are focusing on the morning rush and why more accidents are likely to occur at this time.

Knowing the dangers can greatly reduce the risks of accidents in the home. I have seen two children fall from bedroom windows, not my own I hasten to add, but it just goes to show how often this happens. I know someone who was burnt badly by the kitchen cooker when they were a child just by standing too close on a cold morning and their pyjamas caught alight. I have heard of so many children who have drunk dangerous chemicals which have accidently been left in their reach. Even my current partner nearly drowned as a baby in the bath.

It's so easy to find out what dangers lie in your home and to protect your family against them. Betta Living are supporting the Child Safety week campaign and have a list of Top Tips for Child Safety in the home.
They also have a great interactive quiz for Kitchen Awareness which you may like to try. See how aware you are.

The home can be a dangerous place for children who are naturally inquisitive and often end up in some kind of accident this infographic shows the results of a survey by BettaLiving.



So be aware of the dangers and keep your children safe. Awareness is such a good way of preventing these accidents. 

This post was produced in association with Child Safety Week and Betta Living.



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