Child Safety Week 2018
Child Safety Week is an annual event run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of accidents involving children and how they can be prevented. With the aim of getting organisations together to promote key safety messages to parents, the Safe at Home Scheme delivered a roadshow to raise knowledge and awareness of safety to families in Luton with children.
The roadshow comprising of; the Safe at Home Scheme, the Flying Start Children’s Centre, Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Luton Road Safety and Active Luton, delivered two very successful sessions.
The first on Thursday 7th June was held at Luton’s Central Library in St George’s Square where parents and children also attended Rhyme Time. The second session was at Inspire, Active Luton’s sports centre. Parents were given information on a range of topics including; how to stay safe in the home and garden, water safety in summer, keeping safe near roads, fire safety in the home and how to avoid burns, to name but a few.
A safety trail with free resources was provided supporting parents knowledge of safety. Parents with under fives were also able to sign up for a free home safety assessment.
Parents responded stating ‘this has been so helpful and makes you realise that some of the safety meesages have changed over time’. Many parents attending the event on the Saturday had previously attended the Choosing & Using Workshops run by the Safe at Home Scheme and had come back to learn more safety information from the agencies who were supporting the event.
An e-newsletter on the topics covered by the roadshow has also been collated to share with organisations supporting keeping children in Luton safe.
Further details on home safety can be accessed on the Safe at Home website: https://www.safeathomecip.org.uk