Young children will have injuries and accidents from time to time. Most will be minor, but some can be more serious. Did you know that the majority of injuries in under 5-year-olds happen at home?
Children grow and learn all the time and they can take us by surprise with a sudden breakthrough in their development. Accidents can happen very quickly when your back is turned just for a moment, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of accidental injury in your home.
Take our quiz to find out if your home is a Child Friendly Zone, along with ideas to help you make your home safer for your child.
Advice for parents during Coronavirus
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help.
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For more information about steps you can take to make your home a Child Friendly Zone, why not complete the Home Safety Checklist with your family?
Or you can print our "Child Friendly Zone" signs and put them up in your house, to remind you of our top tips for keeping your home Child Friendly!
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