Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. We provide a range of resources to help practitioners run local activities and events and promote safety messages in a fun and engaging way.

Events are held by a range of different organisations and individuals, including children’s centres, childminders, fire and rescue teams, hospitals, schools and many more.

This year’s Child Safety Week runs from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th June 2020. The theme is Safety makes sense! – which is exactly what we aim to achieve.

Families today have instant access to every conceivable piece of advice about bringing up children – google is the new guru grandparent. The result is a massive pressure to ‘get it right’, to be the perfect parent or present the perfect family profile, and confusion about what actually makes a difference to children’s lives.

Getting involved is easy.

Take just a few minutes to follow the steps below:

1. Sign up

Sign up to our mailing list in order to hear about any new free resources and downloads for 2020.

2. Download the 2019 Action Pack

Download the free action pack including tips, advice, activities, competitions and quizzes. Includes top tips for engaging with families and carers, info about some of the most common causes of child accidents and how to prevent them, as well as useful event ideas and resources!

We have also just launched a new downloadable poster Button batteries: Where are yours? encouraging parents to know where lithium coin cell batteries are in their homes – in products as well as spare and ‘flat’ batteries – so they can keep them out of children’s reach and keep children safe.

Please download your copy for free and share with others.

3. Order resources

We’ve picked out essential CAPT publications and products, sorted by the type you may be looking for, that will support you to run your events and activities.

Whether you need posters for an impactful display, easy-to-read flyers or booklets, or a DVD pack to help you make light work of running groups, there’s something for every need and every budget.

4. Share

Like CAPT on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for shareable advice throughout the year.

Tip – if you use your personal account for Facebook, you won’t miss out on our advice posts for parents, which you can share straight away.

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