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Three in four parents unaware of childhood poisoning risk

A new survey from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has found that three in four parents (73%) with children under 5 mistakenly believe that child safety tops make medicines and toxic cleaning products child-proof. The stark reality is that they slow children down but some three and four-year olds can open them in seconds.

Parents get new advice to prevent childhood poisoning

CAPT is launching a new DVD resource pack Toxic Tales: preventing childhood poisoning. The resource has been developed to help frontline staff give practical advice on poisons prevention to parents of under fives, focusing on medicines, cleaning products and carbon monoxide.

Don’t let accidents poison Christmas

CAPT is calling on parents, grandparents, friends and family to ensure medicines and cleaning products are out of sight and reach of young children and to alert families to the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning this Christmas time.

CAPT is calling on health visitors to help protect young children from serious injury and death from accidents. Every hour, 4 children under the age of 5 are admitted to hospital with accidental injuries. In 2010, 83 under 5s died following accidents.

Parents urged to put hot drinks out of reach

More than 300 children are rushed to hospital each week with hot drink scalds. Most of them are very young children aged just one or two. CAPT has put together advice for parents on preventing common childhood burns and scalds.

Struggling parents need help to prevent serious accidents

Research shows that over half (52%) of parents struggle with the demands of bringing up their family and 4 in 10 say they need advice about keeping their family safe from accidents.

CAPT has responded to this call from parents by launching advice packs to help empower parents to take action to stop their children suffering serious accidents.

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