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Bath Safety alert

Child Accident Prevention Trust

National warning on use of bath seats for babies and toddlers

Public Health England (PHE) has issued an urgent alert on bath safety, and especially the use of bath seats, following a series of deaths and near misses reported by London's Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs).

Bath seats have been implicated in each case, and according to reports, one in three deaths from accidental drowning in children aged 0-2 involve bath seats.

Click here to see the full warning

 

Supervision of your child in the bath at all times is crucial, even when using a bath seat.

  • Stay with your baby all the time when they’re in the bath, even if there is an older brother or sister in the bath with them.
  • Remember that bath seats aren’t safety devices – babies can wriggle free of them.

 

The NHS provides guidance on washing and bathing your baby, as well as other tips and advice for expectant parents.

 

Useful Links

NHS - Pregancy and Baby Care

CAPT - Safety Advice

News

May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here