‘Devastating deaths’ – safety body issues recommendations on button batteries

Child Accident Prevention Trust, in collaboration with the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and the British and Irish Portable Battery Association (BIPBA), have launched a new button battery national safety campaign. Read more

Danger on the changing mat

Imagine keeping a bunch of carrier bags within baby’s reach on the changing mat, under the cot mattress or knocking around your children’s bedroom floor – you just wouldn’t would you? Read more

Falls from open windows

Warmer weather sees reports of small children falling from upstairs windows. Why are pre-school children at particular risk? Read more

In focus: Burns and scalds

Fast boil kettles, fast heating straighteners and hobs - how did we manage without them? But not so good for babies and small children. Read more

Child Safety Week 2019 - it pays to be aware of potential hazards in family life

This year for Child Safety Week we aim to highlight the new dangers facing us from our modern lifestyles and offer simple solutions to keep children safe. Child Safety Week runs from 3-9 June 2019 Read more

Bitrex is a lifesaver. Literally.

Child safety caps aren’t completely child-proof – some three and four-year-olds can open them in seconds. Find out more about Bitrex. Read more

Focus on choking prevention

Choking is one of the biggest causes of accidental death in the under 5s. Once parents understand the nature of the risk, they’re better equipped to take preventative measures. Here, we take a detailed look at why it’s such a serious risk for children. Read more

Moving home: a safety checklist

Spring is the busiest time for people moving home. For families with children, it’s essential to make your new environment safe as soon as possible. Here’s our advice. Read more

We support Safer Sleep Week!

A survey of over 8,500 parents carried out by The Lullaby Trust has shown that 40% of parents have co-slept in dangerous circumstances such as on a sofa, having drunk alcohol or as a smoker. Read more

Have you checked your alarms?

Last year, 248 people lost their lives due to a fire at home. Many of these could have been prevented. Did you know that you’re seven times more likely to survive a fire in your home if you have working smoke alarms? Read more