Our homes are an important part of our lives. For children, they provide a place to play, learn, grow and develop.
Unfortunately they are also the most common place for child injury, accounting for 60% of all unintentional injuries in children aged 0-4. Homes are designed for adults and pose a number of risks for children. Identifying and addressing hazards in and around the house, making small changes, buying more child friendly products and providing effective adult supervision can dramatically reduce the risk of unintentional injury to young children.
In addition, many parents have said that one of the best decisions they made was to complete a basic first aid course.
Clubmoor & Ellergreen Children Centre run a home safety course and also Paediatric first aid courses throughout the year, contact the centre for further information.
The links below will take you to sites with lots of information around safety in the home and outside.
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect – opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?
The link below to the NSPCC website has lots of information on how to keep your family safe online.
Over the last few years, the NSPCC’s “Underwear Rule” campaign- also known as the PANTS campaign – has been supporting and encouraging parents to talk to children aged between four and 11 about staying safe from sexual abuse.
You’ve probably already talked to your children about things like crossing the road safely. But have you spoken to them about how to stay safe from sexual abuse? We know it’s a conversation no parent wants to have, but we believe it can feel just as natural and easy as the road safety chat.