Advice, Information & Resources
Every year in the UK more than 6,000 people die in accidents in the home and 2.7 million turn up at accident and emergency departments seeking treatment. But, because the accidents happen behind closed doors in isolated incidents they rarely attract public and media attention. RoSPA is one of the few national voices speaking out on this issue. Accident prevention is easy, relatively inexpensive to deliver and can make a high impact especially for those most vulnerable. RoSPA campaigns for change and provide a large range of resources to inform, educate and help to prevent accidents in the home and its surrounding area.
Press release: Children’s book being given out in Scottish A&E to prevent home accidents
A project aimed at preventing children from taking a second trip to A&E has been launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
Blind Cord Safety
Joy and Andy Edwards thought they had taken every precaution to keep their four children, including 17-month-old twins Leah and Luis, safe in their home. They were not aware that the blind in the twins' bedroom posed a risk.
Home Safety Training Courses
RoSPA's Home Safety department offers a range of specialist home safety courses available throughout the year. Find out more.
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