Family Safety Week — the national campaign of safety charity RoSPA — is this year being launched in Dundee in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers faced by under-fives in their own homes.
The majority of life-changing accidents happen in the home, so this year Family Safety Week, running from Monday-Friday, is highlighting the little, simple things parents can do to give their child a brighter beginning and stop them becoming a statistic.
The week will be launched with an event at Home-Start in Dundee, in partnership with Dundee City Council, where the first of RoSPA’s Keeping Kids Safe packs will be distributed.
The packs, which contain accident prevention advice, information and resources for families with under-fives, will be handed out to those most vulnerable to life-changing accidents.
Throughout the week the charity and its partners will be sharing advice and information on household poisons, choking, falls, and incidents that happen at bath time (such as drowning and scalds) and bedtime (such as strangulation).
Dundee City Council community safety and public protection convener Councillor Alan Ross said: “We take the prevention of accidents in the home very seriously and the council and its partners work together to address these matters.”