Child Safety Week

Save the date: Child Safety Week 2024 runs from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th June.

Child Safety Week is the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s annual community education campaign, acting as a catalyst for thousands of safety conversations and activities UK-wide.

We help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety.

We want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious harm.

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Safety. Sorted!

Families should feel confident that, with one small change, they can stop a serious accident. And be clear what they need to do to keep their children safe.

That’s why, for Child Safety Week 2024, our theme is Safety. Sorted!

Why our free handouts highlight small, easy-to-make changes in family life.

And why we’ve pulled all our free resources together in one place, so that you can get Safety. Sorted! too.

We Support Child Safety Week

How to get involved

The aim of Child Safety Week is to reach as many families as possible with important safety advice, but we need your help!

Visit our resource centre

Our resource centre makes it simple to find free accident prevention resources all in one place.

Top tips for families

Our Child Safety Week Parent Pack contains bite-sized facts and safety tips on the main accident risks to children.

Help us spread the word

Connect with us on social media and share our safety posts to help us reach more people. Use #ChildSafetyWeek

What free resources can I get?

Fact sheets - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Fact sheets

Bite-sized facts and safety tips on the main accident risks to children.

Translated fact sheets - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Translated fact sheets

We’ve translated some of our popular fact sheets into additional languages.

Free printed resources - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Free printed resources

Free printed resources on button battery safety including flyers, posters, session plans and picture books.

Session plans - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Session plans

Prompt cards illustrating eight common safety scenarios, complemented by short workshop outlines.

Activity sheets - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Activity sheets

Our activity sheets for children and their parents are free for you to download and share.

Videos. Child Accident Prevention Trust

Videos

A selection of videos you can watch and share from short clips to full webinar replays.

Social media pack - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Display materials

All the resources you’ll need to create a Child Safety Week display for your setting.

Social media pack - Child Accident Prevention Trust

Social media pack

Download free social media assets you can share on your own accounts.

Featured safety advice

Blind cords

It can take just 15 seconds for a toddler to lose consciousness if a blind cord is caught around their neck – and they can die in just two to three minutes.

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Button batteries

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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Dog safety

While we don’t expect our own dog to bite, it’s important to remember any dog can bite if they feel they have no other option. Discover top tips to keep children and dogs safe and happy together.

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Road safety

Learn how to keep children safe on the roads with our road safety advice and resources. Includes articles, activity sheets, translated fact sheets and a session plan.

For more safety advice on a wide range of other topics please visit our advice hub.

About the Child Accident Prevention Trust

The Child Accident Prevention Trust is the only UK charity to focus on preventing death and serious injury to children from avoidable accidents. Our vision is a safer world for all our children.

Stay up-to-date

Sign up to our free child safety emails to receive safety alerts, top tips and free downloadable resources.

Follow us

Connect with us on social media and share our safety posts to help us reach more people. Use #ChildSafetyWeek

Make a donation

Our ambition is to put an end to the terrible tragedies that no family should endure. Please give what you can.

Meet our official supporters

It’s thanks to our official supporters that Child Safety Week takes place:

Office for Product Safety & Standards
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Thanks to the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) for their funding in support of window blind safety.

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