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Safety made simple this Child Safety Week

22nd May 2023

Katrina Phillips, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), speaks about Child Safety Week (5-11 June 2023) and introduces CAPT’s brand new resource centre, making it simpler than ever to find the resources you need to get involved with Child Safety Week.

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Katrina Phillips, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Accidents often happen when there’s a lot going on and, with family life busier than ever, it can be a challenge to find time for safety. But even quick, simple changes can prevent the most serious accidents.

That’s why this year, the theme for Child Safety Week is Safety Made Simple, focusing on the practical, simple things that we can all do to keep children safe.


We understand there are real pressures on health visiting teams at the moment. With that in mind, we’ve made it simpler than ever for you to get involved with Child Safety Week and share valuable safety advice with families.

Everything you need, all in one place

We’re delighted to share our brand new resource centre with you, making it quicker and easier than ever to find free printed and downloadable safety resources, all in one place.

You can search by safety topic or resource type, so however you share information with families, you can find what you need to support Child Safety Week, including:

For practitioners:
  • Display materials
  • Factsheets full of simple tips and advice for parents and carers
  • Translated factsheets
  • Session plans and videos to help you deliver group activities.
For families:
  • A Parents’ pack, full of bite-sized information and simple safety tips
  • Activity sheets for children and their families.

Brand new dog safety advice

The bond between a child and a dog can bring fun and happiness to family life. However, it’s important for families to think about how to keep children safe around dogs at home when welcoming their new baby and as their child grows.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Department for Environmental Food and Rural Affairs, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA to develop safety advice and two brand new factsheets to share with families: Your dog and your new baby and Safety around dogs.

Safety made simple

We know how much families value the help, support and advice of their health visitor when welcoming their new baby into their home.

Help us to keep children safe this Child Safety Week by giving parents the skills and confidence to stay one step ahead of their developing baby, so they’re ready for what they do next.

  • Find out more about Child Safety Week and how you can get involved
  • Visit CAPT’s brand new resource centre to find everything you need for this year’s Child Safety Week
  • Sign up to receive the latest news, resources and safety advice straight to your inbox.

Katrina Phillips OBE, Chief Executive, Child Accident Prevention Trust

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