Hampshire has a worsening trend for A&E attendances in 0-5 year olds. Reducing unintentional injuries to children in and around the home is a key priority. Early Years settings can help prevent injuries by raising awareness of safety in the home with parents and modelling best practice in the learning environment.
Preventing unintentional injuries: A guide for all staff working with children under 5 years by Public Health England and the Child Accident Prevention Trust
Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under 5 years by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Public Health England and the Child Accident Prevention Trust
Injury Prevention Briefing Preventing unintentional injuries to the under 5 year old: a guide for practitioners by The Keeping Children Safe at Home project endorsed by NICE
Early Years High Impact Area 5: Managing minor illnesses and reducing accidents (improving health literacy) from Public Health England
Advice and resources
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has free resources for pre-schools which you can order here and a Keeping Kids Safe information hub which includes downloads on Safety at Home, Accidents to Children, Tips for Under 5s, Button Batteries.
Think! Road Safety education resources for ages 3-6
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