Child Safety

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Accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury every year for children and young people.

A recent report by Public Health in Suffolk, reveals that children under two years old represented nearly half (48%) of all children and young people's emergency attendance to A&E between 2013 and 2017. Falls and respiratory conditions are the most common reason for attendance.

Trampoline accidents have also become a huge issue for A&E departments across the country. Trampolining injuries can occur to all parts of the body, but head and neck injuries are the most serious injuries associated with trampolines.

Trampolining isn't suitable for children under the age of six because they're not sufficiently physically developed to control their bouncing. Trampolines should not be used without supervision.

 

The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) both have lots of information, advice and resources on their websites around important and current safety issues such as button batteries, strangulation, drowning and in-car safety (car seats).

 

Please visit their websites for more information:

 

Fire Safety

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service have launched an "Escape Plan" campaign to:

  1. Raise awareness of how to escape a fire safely.

  2. Allow people in Suffolk to create their own personal fire escape plan.

The "Escape Plan" campaign will run until 31 October 2017. Please see their website to take their quiz to test how prepared you are for fire.

 

LSCB Resource

 

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