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.
In 2019 the Children’s Burns Trust is working alongside CAPT to raise awareness of the number of children that are seriously burned and scalded each year. Many of these accidents are entirely preventable.
The theme for this year’s Child Safety Week is ‘Family life today: where’s the risk?’ It highlights the new dangers facing families today from our modern lifestyles and offers simple solutions to keep children safe.
Here are some of our top tips to prevent accidents:
- Create a “kid-free zone” around the stove/oven.
- Do not allow appliance cords to dangle within reach of small children.
- Keep hot liquids out of reach of children.
- Do not use tablecloths or placemats when small children are present.
- Do not cook on the stove, eat or drink hot foods while holding a child.
- Keep children out of the kitchen during hectic meal preparations. Assign older children to be responsible for younger children during this time if necessary.
- Store all matches and lighters up high, out of children’s reach.
- Use child-resistant lighters.
- Install smoke alarms in your home and ensure the children are made aware of an escape plan in the event of a fire.
Children’s Burns Trust is one of Firechief’s (Sentura Group’s) chosen charities for 2019 and we are committed to raising £2500 for them through various fundraising activities.
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