Get tips to keep kids out of harm's way during Child Safety Week

Published: Friday 2nd June 17

Next week is Child Safety Week, and the council is teaming up with the Wandsworth Fire Brigade with a series of events to help keep youngsters safe.

Accidents are a significant cause of death and injury for children, but many can be easily prevented. Child Safety Week is the flagship annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust. It’s being supported by the council’s public health team, which works with other agencies such as the fire brigade and local health services to reduce the number of Wandsworth children hurt in accidents.

The borough’s health visitors and officers from the local fire service will be at children’s centres across the borough during the week giving information on keeping children safe.

Locations include: 

  • Tuesday June 6, 10,30am-noon, Granard Childrens Centre, playground of Granard school, Cortis Road, Putney, SW15 6XA
  • Tuesday June 6, 1.30pm-2.45pm, Faylands Children Centre, Faylands Ave, SW16 1SY
  • Tuesday June 6, 1.30pm-3pm, Balham Children’s Centre, Nightingale Square
  • Thursday June 8, 11.15am-1.15pm, Southmead Children’s Centre, Princes Way, Southfields, SW19 6QT
  • Friday June 9, 10.30am-noon, Eastwood Children’s Centre, Roehampton, SW15 4HR
  • Monday June 12, 10.30am-noon, West Hill in the Park Children’s Centre, King George’s Park, SW18 4AS
  • Monday June 12, 1.15pm-2.45pm, Franciscan Children’s Centre, Franciscan Road, Tooting , SW17 8HQ
  • Tuesday June 13, noon-1.30pm, York Gardens Children Centre, Lavender Hill, Battersea, SW11 2UG

Parents and carers are welcome to just turn up and get advice and leaflets. 

Wandsworth Council will be working with Wandsworth firefighters over the coming months to highlight fire hazards in the home. 

This will include campaigns to encourage families to draw up escape plans in the case of a fire, and information on how to get, and check, smoke alarms. 

The Fire Brigade will pay you a visit at home to provide free fire safety advice, and may fit a free smoke alarm. Book a visit online or call 0800 028 4428.

All the borough’s year 5 pupils learn about common hazards, including fire, by acting out scenarios at the Junior Citizen Scheme. Read more

The council’s website has a section on accident prevention containing handy information and links. Visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/accidentprevention.

For news and information during the week from the Child Accident Prevention Trust on twitter, follow @childsafetyweek #ChildSafetyWeek. Find them on Facebook at @ChildAccidentPreventionTrust.

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