The first week of April is the RoSPA Family Safety Week and this years theme is Pedestrian Safety
There is a link between growing independence as pedestrians and an increase in road casualties. In 2017, 5,838 children aged under 15 were injured in road accidents.
Peak times for the number of child pedestrians who are killed or seriously injured are the ‘school-run’ periods of 8-9am and 3-4pm.
With many cash-strapped councils being forced to cut the number of road safety officers, fewer primary school children are receiving pedestrian training.
Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people. Every week at least one child under-5 is killed because of an accident, with disadvantaged children most at risk.
So we’re shining a spotlight on simple things you can do to stop your child becoming an accident statistic. We’ll also share advice on good safety habits to get into, and the things you really need to buy to help keep your little ones safe.
Whether you’re a parent or carer, a grandparent, a health visitor, a nursery nurse, or a company, you can get involved. You could run a family safety day for your staff, put on a child safety session for parents, or simply share our resources and tips with friends or on social media. Who knows? You could save a little life
Whereas workplace accidents have been steadily falling for decades, accidents in the home are responsible for the deaths of more than 6,000 people in the UK every year, with another 2.7million attending A&E departments.
With this in mind, organisations up and down the country have begun to shift their focus onto educating their staff to keep themselves and their families safe in their own homes, as well as in the workplace.
One of the best ways to do this is running a Safety and Health Awareness Day to empower staff to take key safety messages into their homes, communities and beyond.
You can get your free RoSPA resources from their website
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