This page contains useful information in relation to Accident
Prevention and the campaigns promoted by the Child
Accident Prevention Trust
Road traffic accidents are the single biggest cause of
accidental deaths among 12 to 16 year olds. The
website offers important information about road
safety for teenagers and also younger children through its section
on Tales of
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning
which can occur from a number of sources including faulty
boilers, cooling barbeques in tents and from ashes that have been
swept from a log burner and not disposed of safely outside.
A carbon monoxide (CO) alarm can alert occupants to the
dangers although almost two-thirds of homes in the UK don't
have CO alarms. And it's a chilling fact that - without an alarm -
there really is no way to detect this deadly gas. You can't see it,
smell it or taste it. That's why it's called the 'silent
Children are more vulnerable to poisoning as they are
smaller than adults.
Child Safety Week
Burns and Scalds
accidents on farms
Agriculture has one of the highest fatal injury rates of any
industry in Great Britain, but is the only high-risk industry that
has to deal with the constant presence of children. Farms are homes
as well as workplaces, and visitors, including children, may also
be present on farms.
Children and young people up to the age of 18 are regularly
killed and injured on farms, either because they are working on the
farm or because they are playing there.
The HSE has recently published this helpful guide
on preventing accidents to
children on farms
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents publishes much
useful guidance relating to accident prevention.
Recent information relates to the hazards of
drowning, particularly during spells of hot
Barnsley Safeguarding Children Board Policies and Procedures are
National organisations for you to contact and give advice
ChildLine is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young
people in the UK.
Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111
about any problem, at any time - day or night.
You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big
or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just
want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Advice for parents, professionals and young
people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep
Barnardo’s has published the set of advice
leaflets, available to download for parents, professionals and
young people across the UK.
Sexual exploitation affects thousands of
children and young people every year. We can all play an important
role in reducing that number, helping to cut children free from
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child
protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
Thinkuknow.co.uk is a website designed to raise awareness of the
dangers of the Internet. Website is http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most
vulnerable children and young people in the UK including. We offer
help and support for disabled children, young people, children in
care and family support.
The Childhood Bereavement Network is a national,
multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals
working with bereaved children and young people. We believe that
all children have the right to information, guidance and support to
enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.
The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity
providing children's rights and socio-legal services. They offer
information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children
and young people up to the age of 25, through a network of
advocates throughout England and Wales.