This years’ Child Safety Week runs from Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June 2019. The theme 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. Family life today is more complex than it’s ever been and often the very things that help make life more convenient bring new risks.
New dangers in the home include things like:
- button batteries that can kill when swallowed,
- child appealing washing capsules that can poison
- or nappy sacks stored under cot mattresses that can suffocate babies.
Dangers when out and about include:
- distraction from devices when we’re driving or walking near busy roads,
- the coffee culture trend that sees young children at risk from hot drink scalds in busy coffee shops
- and the loss of pedestrian education for children and families.
Child Safety Week 2019 aims to cut through the noise and offer families and practitioners working with families some simple answers to today’s accident risks.
Child Safety Week provides a platform for profiling the work you do for and with families. You can use this year’s theme to engage with local families and highlight the work you are doing to support them and keep local children safe.
To really make the most of Child Safety Week, now is a good time to start thinking about where it fits into your plans for the year and colleagues or partners you may need to engage.
3 things to do now:
- If you have colleagues you would like to involve in Child Safety Week, send them the link to register and receive an action pack in the Spring.
- Contact potential partner organisations who may work with families you want to reach or who may be able to come to speak to your families. Check out this link for inspiration.
- If you have any end of year budget you could use it to stock up on CAPT publications and resources to make delivering child safety child’s play. It’s easy to see what’s available in the CAPT Shop.
For more information and inspiration visit the Child Safety Week section of the website.