Child Safety Week is taking place from Monday 5th June to Sunday 11th June 2017. The week is organised and ran by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and aims to raise awareness of the dangers children face and also how accidents involving children can be prevented.

The theme for this year is Safe Children: Sharing is Caring. Child Safety Week works to bring everyone together to promote safety messages and the theme encompasses the belief that we are all responsible for keeping children safe. During the week, people are encouraged to share their experience and knowledge in preventing accidents.

The leading cause of death, serious injury and disability in children in the UK are accidents. Over 2,000 children are admitted to hospital and sadly 3 children lose their lives every week as a result of accidents.

It is important for everyone to understand and identify risks of accidents in order to prevent them from occurring. We should also be educating our children on ways they can keep themselves safe.

To get involved in Child Safety Week 2017 you can:

  • Sign up to the mailing list for Child Safety Week so you are kept up to date with what is happening and what resources are available.
  • Take a look at the Action Pack which is available online containing tips, information and advice, activities, quizzes and competitions.
  • Order resources and posters direct from CAPT to run an awareness event or group and start promoting!

Further information, along with activity ideas, resources and hints and tips to run an event during the week can be found on the Child Safety Week website – www.childsafetyweek.org.uk

At Freeclaim Solicitors we support the work of CAPT and Child Safety Week. We understand the impact an accident involving a child can have not only on the child, but the entire family. After any accident, we provide help and support to everyone affected and ensure this is in place from the start.

To speak to one of our solicitors for advice after an accident and to find out how we could help you and your family, call us FREE on 0800 612 7340, or fill in your details online.