Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.
Accidents will happen and minor bruises and scrapes are a part of an active childhood. However some children can experience serious accidents that will leave permanent alters to a child and their family’s life. Many serious accidents can be completely prevented through simple changes…
Preventing burns and scalds
Young children have very sensitive skin and can badly burn themselves very easily. A cup of tea or coffee could be the most dangerous thing in your living room! Read about all the different ways you can prevent accidents in your home: in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room here.
If a lithium coin cell battery (a thin button battery like a 5 pence piece) gets stuck in a child’s throat, it can cause internal bleeding and even death. It’s important to keep any objects like this out of children’s reach. Read more about button batteries.
Around 40 under-5s are rushed to hospital every day after choking on something. Find out how you can help prevent your child from choking.
Falls are the most common cause of accidental injury to children. Some falls can lead to death or long-term disability. Read more about preventing falls.