Child Safety

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Accidents happen every day, but many accidents can be prevented by taking just a moment to think about what you are doing. Such as checking your smoke alarms regularly, moving a hot drink out of reach of a child and switching off unused electrical appliances. The same applies to transport, for instance, making sure you stay to the specific speed limit.

These are just a few examples of how you can make things safer and reduce the risk of accidents.

First Aid Classes

Contact your local Children's Centre to find out dates for next course.

We have regular first aid classes for parents and carers at the Children's Centre. The classes
cover basic first aid for babies and children and certificates are given out on completion.
If you are interested in obtaining a first aid certificate contact your nearest Children's Centre.

Home Safety Assessment

Home safety assessments can be carried out by one of our Family Support Team.  They will make an appointment to go through a safety booklet designed by the Children's Centre to highlight possible safety issues within the home.

Family Support are trained by the Whoops child safety project. Families can request this service or they can request an assessment through their Health Visitor, Midwife or any other support worker.

They will give advice and information about how to make things safe for your family.
You will receive a copy of the booklet with recommendations to refer to in the future.

Child Abuse Neglect

As a major provider of children's services in the UK, Action for Children has a duty to
safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, as a shared responsibility
with parents and other agencies.
More than three-quarters of children in the North of England know another child who is
suffering fromneglect, according Action for Children.

In a report published, the charity says 76% in the region have seen peers suffer and claimed:
"Neglect is a huge problem in the North East".

With one in four (25%) UK adults worried about the safety of a child in their neighbourhood,
Action for Children is encouraging the public to report their concerns on the new government web portal.

Examples of abuse or neglect include failing to:
- meet a child's basic needs, eg not providing food, a home, supervision appropriate for the child's age
- get medical or mental health care
- educate a child or ignoring their special educational needs
- provide emotional care

Report abuse neglect
Call 999 to report a crime in progress or if a child or young person is in immediate danger.

Report Child Abuse Neglect 
Useful links/Government guidelin
To read the report click here
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Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Child Accident Prevention Trust, is a national charity in the United Kingdom dedicated to
reducing the number of children and young people killed in accidents.
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 Whoops Child Safety Project

The Whoops! Child Safety Project delivers unique, tailor made training packages to health
professionals, parents, carers and children. Our hard-hitting, visual materials and techniques
ensure maximum impact on injury prevention. We work in partnership to share knowledge, resources
and expertise to build capacity and cascade messages throughout the entire community.

Please see link below to Whoops Child Safety Book , in which NSCB have an advert (page 4).
Hard copies of these books will be distributed to doctors surgeries, libraries, children's services
offices,schools, leisure centres and other public areas, we could also request that they are sent to
other public areas (visitor attractions etc) if required. The electronic version is on the whoops
website and it will also be on the NSCB website.
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Good Egg Safety

In-car Child Safety Initiative

If you've ever struggled to fit a child seat or been confused about which one to buy,
then you've arrived at the right place.

Good Egg Safety are passionate about in-car safety and we will show you, in easy-to-follow steps,
how to choose and fit the best seat for your child's needs, as well as give you valuable tips for
staying on the right side of the law.

We will also show you how to check the type and stage of seat your child requires, and let
you know when there will be free child seat checks next in your area.
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