Making sense of accidents

Many accidents are a part of growing up. Children need to explore and experiment. But some children suffer the pain of serious accidents that can alter the course of their lives forever. Most of these serious accidents are completely preventable by making simple solutions or changes to routines.


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Free educational resources

Looking for free educational resources to help keep children safe? Download and share our free safety fact sheets, use our eye-catching materials to create a colourful display or run a virtual safety workshop for parents with our session plans.

Meet our supporters – the companies and industry bodies whose commitment to child safety helps us to prevent serious harm to thousands of children in the UK each year.

Our innovative at-a-glance safety wallchart for parents and carers of 0-2 year-olds. It consists of an at-a-glance matrix which matches the child’s age and development to hazards in the home.

Button batteries, particularly big, powerful lithium coin cell batteries, can badly hurt or kill a small child if they swallow one and it gets stuck in their food pipe. Find out more.

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Make sure you’re alerted when free content is available for Child Safety Week as well as our year-round safety campaigns.

In other news …

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Doctors have issued a stark warning that young children can choke to death on whole grapes.

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Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board has issued a warning to parents after the death of a toddler who swallowed a button battery.

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Fidget spinners are the latest playground craze but doctors have raised concerns about cheap fidget spinners with LED lights powered by small button batteries.

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Warmer weather sees reports of small children falling from upstairs windows. Why are pre-school children at particular risk?