The National Burn Injury Database reveals that it is estimated that on average 110 children per day are seen in emergency departments with burn injuries – 46 as a result of a hot cup of tea or coffee spill.
In fact the most common place of injury for children is in the home – 49% of whom are burnt in the kitchen. The majority of burn injuries occurring to children are between 3 and 6pm.
Most accidental burns and scalds injuries to children can easily be prevented. The key to prevention is understanding why young children are more at risk, and how these accidents can be prevented.
This resource from CAPT provides more information about burns and scalds accidents and signposts other resources.