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Make Time for Safety

Wednesday 16th June

 

To mark ‘National Child Safety Week’, borough families can find out how to prevent childhood accidents by calling into Daisy Hill Children’s Centre, situated within Bedford Road Lower School, Kempston on Saturday 26th June, from 10am – midday.

 

The morning will host a breakfast event in which people can talk to professionals from the Fire and Rescue Service, and take it as an opportunity to raise any general concerns they may have.

 

Serious accidents can cause injuries to children that take months or years to heal. The psychological damage caused to children and their families often lasts a lifetime. Yet many of these accidents can be prevented by taking just a moment, to move a hot drink, check a smoke alarm, lock the medicine cabinet, switch-off the dryer or take your foot off the accelerator.

Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services for Bedford Borough Council said: “Without wishing to alarm parents we think these events are invaluable in helping to reduce the number of childhood accidents. It’s often the small things that need to be altered in order to prevent bigger issues and problems. It will provide the perfect opportunity to come and have a chat with professionals about keeping their children safe and thinking about points that they may not have considered.”

The ‘Child Safety Week’ takes place from 21st – 27th June, and this year’s theme is ‘Make Time for Safety’, visit www.childsafetyweek.org.uk/child-safety-week/, for more information.

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