child safety

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Beware of button batteries this January

Following a potential influx of toys and gadgets into people’s homes after Christmas, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is reminding people of the dangers of button batteries.

While toys are required to have a secure compartment for button batteries, other items like electronic car keys, novelties and light up accessories are not. And after the UK has seen...

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New data shows seven in ten (71%) have never received blind cord safety advice - RoSPA

  • Nine children died from blind cord strangulation between April 2019 and March 2022
  • Over 70 per cent of people haven’t received any advice on blind cord safety
  • Almost a quarter polled who have looped cord blinds said their blinds had no safety features fitted

Eighty percent of the UK’s population have blinds in their homes, but over 70 percent have...

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Medical expert warns against space-saving TikTok hack that could be “fatal” to children

Are there reasons why it’s important to keep medicines in the packages they come in? What are the child safety risks behind this hack? A medical expert shares his advice…

Mitesh Desai , Director at Landys Chemist explains:

Should travellers swap their medicine packaging for Tic Tac containers to save space while packing? Are there reasons why it’s important to keep medicines in the...

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Safety during school drop-offs: 5 expert tips to keep kids safe

Gemma Monaghan, Commercial Marketing Manager at Bollards Direct , has commented on the importance of bollards around schools:

“ Antisocial parking not only causes disruption to traffic and headaches for parents, pupils and local residents but it can also lead to more serious consequences such as road accidents.

Numerous news outlets have reported that local authorities are responding...

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Make Halloween less scary with these five safety tips

The scariest day of the year can become all the more menacing if injuries and allergic reactions strike. With this in mind, education experts at Skillstg.co.uk have outlined preventative measures and solutions to five potential Halloween dangers.
  1. Carve your pumpkin carefully

Carving pumpkins that you may have picked yourself from a pumpkin patch can be a fun activity if...

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Children in Plymouth protected from cleaning product injuries in RoSPA campaign

Children in Plymouth protected from cleaning product injuries in RoSPA campaign

Families in Plymouth are being urged by the Royal Society for the Prevention Accidents (RoSPA) to take action to protect their children from the risks of household cleaning products.

The latest phase of the Take Action Today, Put Them Away campaign, funded by the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association...

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NICEIC URGES PARENTS TO PRIORITISE ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE HOME THIS CHILD SAFETY WEEK

With Child Safety Week coming up, NICEIC – the UK’s leading body for certified electrical contractors – is reminding parents about the importance of having appropriate measures in place to ensure electrical safety in the home for the whole family.

Child Safety Week takes place from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 June 2022, with this year’s theme designed to make sure busy families have the ‘...

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Buy toys safely this Christmas

OPSS has produced safety guidance on how to buy toys safely this Christmas.

From: Office for Product Safety and Standards

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is partnering with Chartered Trading Standards Institute, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Child Accident Prevention Trust and Netmums to raise awareness of how to buy toys safely.

Know who...
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The laws, dos and don’ts around children’s car seats

The laws, dos and don’ts around children’s car seats

Written by Joel Kempson, Personal Finance Writer

With summer coming and the world starting to re-open, family trips are finally on the horizon. Squeezing all your luggage into the car and strapping in the kids ready for a getaway is always an exciting, albeit slightly stressful experience for parents. And it’s...

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Referrals from NSPCC helpline to agencies in South West surge during pandemic

  • Over 4,700 referrals made from NSPCC helpline to external agencies in the South West last year – a 41% rise from 2019/2020
  • Adult’s mental health and behaviour was the top concern, followed by neglect, emotional and physical abuse showing a worrying rise too
  • The charity reveals plans for Childhood Day which will bring the nation together to celebrate play, raise
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