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Child Safety Week 2024 runs from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th June.

June 3, 2024

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Make Every Day Safe. Sorted!

This year (June 3rd to 9th May) marks Child Safety Week, an annual campaign spearheaded by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). Its aim? Simple: to equip families with the knowledge and confidence to keep their little ones safe from harm.

Why is Child Safety Week Important?

Accidents can happen in an instant, but many are preventable. Through Child Safety Week, CAPT strives to spark essential conversations about the real risks children face.

Building Confidence – Keeping Kids Safe

The theme for Child Safety Week 2024 is “Safety. Sorted!” This theme emphasizes the power of small changes—simple tweaks to daily routines can significantly reduce the risk of accidents. From securing furniture to keeping hazardous materials out of reach, these changes add up to a safer environment for your precious ones.

Free Resources at Your Fingertips

Want to get involved? CAPT offers a wealth of free resources to help you get “Safety. Sorted!” Their website, https://capt.org.uk/child-safety-week/, provides easy-to-understand handouts that highlight specific safety concerns like burns, falls, and choking hazards. They also have a dedicated page for Child Safety Week resources, packed with age-appropriate activities and tips to make learning about safety fun and engaging for your kids.

How You Can Make a Difference

Spread the Word!

Social media is a powerful tool for raising awareness. Share this blog post, retweet CAPT’s messages, or use the hashtag #ChildSafetyWeek to promote the importance of child safety.

Start the Conversation

Talk to your family and friends about child safety. Share the resources you’ve found with them, and encourage them to do the same. The more we talk about safety, the better equipped we all are to prevent accidents.

Tiny Tags: An Extra Layer of Safety for Busy Families

While Child Safety Week focuses on preventing accidents, it’s also important to be prepared in case something unexpected happens. Tiny Tags wearable safety solutions offer an extra layer of peace of mind for busy families. These lightweight tags are pre-loaded with your child’s emergency information, easily accessible by tapping the tag with a smartphone. First responders or a kind stranger can access vital details like your contact information and any medical allergies in seconds, saving precious time in an emergency.

Let’s work together to make sure all children have the freedom to grow and explore, safe from serious harm. Visit the CAPT website today and get “Safety. Sorted!”

Free resources:

Free Resources to Keep Your Child Safe

This Child Safety Week, equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to keep your little ones safe. The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) offers a wealth of free resources to help you address a wide range of safety concerns.

Search Their Extensive Collection:

CAPT provides a user-friendly website where you can easily navigate and download free resources on various safety topics. Scroll down on their homepage or use the menu to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Focus on Specific Needs:

Whether you’re concerned about burns, choking hazards, or button batteries, CAPT has informative fact sheets and activity sheets to address them. They even have downloadable session plans to help you lead engaging safety discussions with your children.

Multilingual Resources:

CAPT understands the importance of inclusivity. Many of their resources are available in multiple languages, ensuring everyone has access to vital safety information.

2024 Child Safety Week Resources:

Looking for specific materials for Child Safety Week? CAPT has a dedicated page with downloadable resources like social media packs, posters, and information packs to support your participation in this important campaign.

Don’t Forget Printed Resources:

While most resources are digital, CAPT also offers free printed resources like the “Button Battery Safety” flyer.

Remember to Sign Up for Updates:

Stay informed about new resources and safety campaigns by signing up for CAPT alerts. This ensures you have access to the latest information to keep your children safe.

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