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Why Beep Beep! Days are a great tool for understanding road safety basics

On average six children are seriously injured or killed on our roads, in Great Britain, every day. Here at Brake, the road safety charity, we’re doing our bit to ensure that children understand road safety. Get involved with Beep Beep! Days.

15/02/2019

Posted by Stacey Kendall, senior community engagement office, Brake | with 1 comments

Infantile Spasms – little seizures, big consequences

Infantile spasms is a rare form of epilepsy that affects children usually starting in the first year of their life. The spasms can resemble normal baby movements like the startle reflex or discomfort associated with reflux and colic, but despite the subtle appearance the child has an underlying constant chaotic brain pattern that causes loss of skills and permanent damage.

08/01/2019

Posted by Jenny Rawling, trustee of UK Infantile Spasms Trust | with 1 comments

Think before they bounce!

The use of trampolines is popular with children of varying ages, it can support their physical development, strengthens coordination, and encourages children to play outside. There are many points to consider if you choose to use a trampoline in your childcare setting, especially to reduce the risk of accidents and injury. 

30/08/2017

Posted by PACEY Cymru | with 0 comments

Keeping children safe…we’re in it together!

A friend shudders recounting the horrible shock of their child coming close to a serious accident; a health visitor shares stories about accidents they’ve seen; the local paper’s front page features parents whose child died in an accident, sharing their story so others don’t suffer. The strongest voices are the ones we relate to and respect. We all have a part to play in keeping children safe. 

15/05/2017

Posted by Laura Harris, Child Accident Prevention Trust | with 0 comments

Language for explaining: helping children to assess risk and stay safe

Everywhere we look there are potential dangers and risks - especially with fireworks and bonfires coming up - but there are also opportunities to experience and enjoy. We can't live without risk but what we can help children (and ourselves) to do, is to learn about them to help keep themselves safe. 

27/10/2016

Posted by Amanda Baxter ICAN | with 0 comments