Childrens’ safety day is a success

Pictured with their first aid certificates are l-r Jake Macdonald, eight, Shauna Wilson, 13, Shannon Macdonald, ten and Paige Macdonald. Picture: Marie Caley D3661MC
Pictured with their first aid certificates are l-r Jake Macdonald, eight, Shauna Wilson, 13, Shannon Macdonald, ten and Paige Macdonald. Picture: Marie Caley D3661MC
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children took small steps to ensure they stay safe at a fun filled awareness day.

The event at Thorne Fire Station was part of Child Safety Week.

Families were encouraged to meet with professionals from the fire service, police, healthcare and the children’s centre who were on hand to offer advice and tips on how to keep children safe in the home and in their community.

Katrina Phillips, chief executive at the Child Accident Prevention Trust, said: “Many accidents that kill, injure or disable children don’t need to happen.

“With the help of children’s centres we can help families prevent serious accidents and tackle the problem head on.

“We are asking families to take just a few small steps to make their home and community safer for children and young people.

“Simple things like making sure your hot drink is safely out of reach of small hands, practising with children how to cross the road safely, or fitting and checking smoke alarms can all be significant steps to ensuring children’s safety.”

Both The Laurels Thorne Children’s Centre and The Hedgerow Moorends Children’s Centre held events to mark the awareness week.