Little Routines, Gillian Stewart

Child Safety Week
Gillian Stewart, Monday, June 01, 2015

The Child Accident Prevention Trust is organising child safety week at the beginning of this month. Their theme for this year is 'teatime terrors'.

As we all know, the end of the day with young children and babies can be very stressful. Too many things to juggle, with a tired child or baby attached to you! A time when accidents can happen all too easily.

Accidental injury is one of the biggest killers of children in the UK, second only to cancer.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust are making us aware of the risks and how we can give children the skills to deal with them.

Children learn best through their own discovery of the world around them. It is our job to make their world as safe as we can but still giving them the opportunity to discover for themselves.

We do not need to wrap our children in cotton wool. We do not need to be paranoid either. But we do need to help and guide our children and give them the knowledge and understanding to deal with the risks.

Children are very clever little people. They are curious and want to learn. It is an
important part of growing up.

Make your home a safe environment. Be aware of the dangers and risks where ever
you are.

Let them explore. Let them discover. Give them space but never leave them
unattended. Be one step ahead at all times!

There are information sheets on child safety, so do take a look on their  
web site   www.childsafetyweek.org.uk

Please also take a look on the GOV.UK web site. They have an updated page on children's car seats...the law. This is an area of safety that many of us are unfamiliar with.

Our children are so precious. They trust us, so we mustn't let them down.