Safety and Accidents

Accidents are a main cause of death among children aged between one and five years old.

Every year, about 500,000 children under the age of five go to hospital because of an accident at home.

Exploring and playing are an essential part of learning, and children shouldn’t be overprotected.

Bumps and bruises are inevitable, but you can do some simple things to make sure that your child doesn’t get seriously injured.

If you would like us to come to your home and complete a Home Safety Assessment, please contact us at the main office on 0113 2170134 or ask any of our Family Support Workers within the Children’s Centre groups and activities.

If you would like further advice and information on how to keep your child safe in the home please click on the link below:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/safety-under-fives.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/accidents-to-children-in-the-home/Pages/Introduction.aspx?url=Pages/What-is-it.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/accidents-what-to-do.aspx

Child car seats and car safety

By law, all under-fives must ride in proper baby or child car seats when travelling by car, even on short, local journeys.

When buying a car seat, you should be aware that not every car seat is suitable for every make of car. You may also be able to get advice from a good retailer of child car seats, or from the manufacturer.

If you would like further information and advice, please click on the links below:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/child-car-seats-and-child-car-safety.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules