Share because you care:
Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), acting as a catalyst for thousands of safety conversations and activities UK-wide. They help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety and want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious harm.
This year, Child Safety Week runs from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th June with the theme Share because you care.
Year-round safety work
CAPT have announced the kick-off to Child Safety Week with a host of downloadable resources to help build families’ confidence and skills in preventing serious accidents. These include:
- Easy-read Fact sheets and a parents’ pack
- Fact sheets translated into five community languages
- Session plans for virtual safety workshops
- Practical, parent-friendly articles on car seat safety, pedestrian safety and cycle safety
- Road safety activity sheets for children.
One child under 5 dies every week in England from an accident at home. The CAPT is asking you to please share their advice with the families you know. Simply share this link to the Child Safety Week section of our website.
CAPT has reported that every week, healthy children are killed, disabled or disfigured in accidents that are completely preventable. They say that accidents are one of the biggest killers of children in the UK, and the poorest children are at greatest risk. They are 13 times more likely to die in preventable accidents and three times more likely to be admitted to hospital with serious injuries.
The Child Accident Prevention Trust is focused on preventing death and serious injury to children from avoidable accidents, but they can only continue to provide this vital service with donations.
If you would like to learn more about how you can support this charity through organising your own fundraising activity, or if you would like to make a small donation; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.