Monday 29th March was the start of Family Safety Week 2021, which is a great opportunity for everyone to think about their own family’s safety.
Every day this week, the team have shared some great helpful tips and resources across the Neighbourhood Network’s social media channels to make people think about how they can improve their family’s safety in and around their home and community.
If you missed any of these resources, no need to worry, the team have highlighted them all below.
Day 1 – Child Car Seats
How safe is your child’s car seat? For the latest information and up-to-date guide, check out this website for more information www.childcarseats.org.uk
Day 2 – Personal Safety Course for Children
Allow your child to take this 40 minute fun and informative online course so they can learn about parts of their body, safe and unsafe touches and how to seek help in unsafe situations. To take the course visit https://www.arpanelearn.com/coursedetails.php?id=10
Day 3 – Child Accidents
We understand that not every accident can be prevented! But by putting certain measures in place can reduce the chances. Check out the following website, which highlights tips, advice and resources for you to use to help minimize the risk! https://www.rospa.com/campaigns-fundrai…/current/coronavirus
Day 4 – Water Safety
According to RoSPA, on average, 5 under-6s drown every year in garden ponds in the UK. For tips and advice on child water safety visit https://watersafetyscotland.org.uk/camp…/garden-pond-safety/
Day 5 – Road Safety
As drivers we all have a responsibility to remember that children are impulsive by nature and will often do the unexpected. Children can forget for an instance and run into the road following a ball, for example.’ For more information on how to expect the unexpected visit https://www.rospa.com/road-safety
Day 6 – Fire Safety
To round up this week’s coverage of #FSW we would like to finish on Fire Safety and highlight the importance of making sure you take the right measures to minimize your risk! Everyday fire risks are present in our homes. Well-known risks include candles and cooking left unattended, covered electrical heaters, overloaded plugs, faulty electrical appliances, washing machines, tumble dryers and cigarettes. To find out more and how to reduce your risk visit https://www.capt.org.uk/fire-safety