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Serious accidents in lockdown

22nd May 2020

Child Safety Week (1-7 June) is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s annual campaign to equip anyone working with families with essential, practical child safety advice they can share.  It will be different this year but as important as ever.

90% of serious accidents to children under five happen in the home.  This has obvious implications for children during lockdown and as it begins to ease.

Challenging as current circumstances are, they also bring great opportunities to harness practitioners’ energy and determination to support and engage with families in need.

So CAPT are offering more free content than usual, which they’ve made really quick and easy to share – it’s crammed with practical safety advice for families during lockdown and beyond.

Child Safety Week (1-7 June) is a great opportunity to share it.  But if you can get their advice out sooner, please don’t wait as the need is now.

Lockdown help

CAPT has developed a range of new content that you can use to support families under pressure in lockdown. This includes articles, fact sheets, illustrations and social media posts.

So far, CAPT has focused on their top tips for lockdown safety plus burns and poisons – two risks that may be heightened during lockdown – with more topics to come.

CAPT has also developed a Parents Pack for practitioners to refresh their knowledge and share with families far and wide.

Child Safety Week, 1 to 7 June

Throughout Child Safety Week, CAPT will have a focus on social media, with lots of posts and tips to share, making it easy for families to get relatable, helpful advice to keep children safe.

Make sure you get them by following www.facebook.com/ChildAccidentPreventionTrust or @childsafetyweek

Beyond Child Safety Week

CAPT is reworking the Child Safety Week Action Pack as an essential year-round resource, for use once practitioners can undertake face-to-face group work again.

Sign up for your free action pack and CAPT’s free safety campaigns, advice and resources at https://www.capt.org.uk/csw-sign-up