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Child Safety at Home

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Child Safety Week is an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

Running from the 5th – 11th June, it’s a great opportunity to help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety.

Accidents tend to happen when there’s a lot going on, so accident prevention needs to be simple. That’s why, for Child Safety Week 2023, the theme is “safety made simple”. With this in mind, we wanted to offer some simple ways to help you keep children safe in your home.

  • Hot drinks can stay hot enough to scald even after 15 minutes. It’s a good idea to choose some out-of-reach safe spots where you always put your hot drinks down.
  • Babies can be suffocated by things they can’t push away themselves. In their cot, avoid using duvets, pillows and cot bumpers to prevent this.
  • It’s common for small children to mistake brightly coloured products for sweets or toys, especially laundry capsules. Instead of keeping these beside the washing machine, keep them in a high up or lockable cupboard.

Where to find help
These are just some of the countless ways you can help keep children safe in your home. You can find more detail and advice by clicking here to see the CAPT’s guide on how to keep little ones safe.

You can also click here for some free fact sheets with bite-sized facts and safety tips on the main risks to children. They are easy to read, use and share.