This year’s Child Safety Week theme “Safety makes sense!” is designed to bring a focus and a talking point for your work with families.
“Many people mentioned the recent TV adverts about washing tablets/pods being stored up high but most didn’t know the reason for this advice and were unaware of the serious injuries they can cause.” First aid trainer
Families today have instant access to every possible piece of advice about bringing up children – google is the new guru grandparent.
There are bloggers, vloggers, influencers, celeb Mums, self-proclaimed parenting experts, Facebook groups, Whatsapp chat and instafamilies all telling us how to parent!
The result is a massive pressure to ‘get it right’, to be the perfect parent or present the perfect family profile, and confusion about what truly makes a difference to children’s lives.
Child Safety Week 2020 aims to cut through the noise, to be the voice of reason on child accident prevention, so safety makes sense to families.
Working together, we can help families know what they really need to do to protect children and how to do it.
Serious accidents can change families’ lives but most are easy to avoid. So it makes sense to find out what small changes can make a big difference to your family this Child Safety Week.
Safety makes sense – pass it on!
Put Child Safety Week on the agenda of your next team call or meeting. If you work alone, mention it at any networking group calls, on-line meetings or face to face networking meetings. Explore ways of using the Week to reach families with practical help that makes sense in turbulent times.
Working with other teams or organisations helps to spread the load and navigate through changing work patterns and relationships. There may be mutually beneficial wins from joint working that help cement relationships for other work.
> Find out more about working in partnerships
Encourage colleagues and partners to register for Child Safety Week at www.capt.org.uk/csw-sign-up. That way they’ll automatically receive the same updates as you.