Home Safety

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Every year in the UK more than 5,000 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. We also campaign for change and provide a large range of resources to inform, educate and help to prevent accidents in the home and garden.

RoSPA's home safety department has produced several highly informative DVDs and videos on a range of home safety topics.

Other resources...

We also produce a wide-range of resources on all aspects of accident prevention in and around the home.

If you cannot find what you are looking for within our home safety resources please contact us by telephone on: +44 (0)121 248 2000 or by email: help@rospa.com

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RoSPA has a proud history of campaigning issues that have had a significant influence on the lives of individuals, many of these within the area of home safety. Find out more about our current campaigns...

Just one of our many campaigning issues...

RoSPA’s Hot Bath Water Safety Campaign
Hot bath water severely scalds 600 people in the UK each year. Three quarters of these seriously injured victims are Support Uschildren under the age of five, many of them bearing the scars of their accident for the rest of their lives. An amendment to the Building Regulations to be introduced in April 2010 means that all new-build homes across England and Wales will have devices fitted to baths to limit the temperature of the water to 48°C.

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RoSPA Home Safety Around the UK

RoSPA is one of the few national voices speaking out on the issue of accidents in the home. We also campaign for change and provide a large range of resources to inform, educate and help to prevent accidents in the home and garden. We have an influence across the United Kingdom.

If you would like further information on any Home Safety issue then please contact Sheila Merrill (RoSPA Public Health Adviser - England) on 0121 248 2506 or email smerrill@rospa.com

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01/10/2014 : Press release: RoSPA raises awareness of children’s right to safety in the home

It is up to parents to teach children how to stay safe, according to children in Scotland who took part in a home safety survey conducted by RoSPA.

22/08/2014 : Press release: Bring safety home and help reduce accidents at RoSPA’s annual conference

Bringing safety home to help reduce injuries will be the message at an annual conference being held by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) later this year.

23/06/2014 : Press release: New reports aim to help reduce accidents to children and young people in the home and on the roads

Two new resources for local authorities on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home and on the road have been published today.

23/06/2014 : “Get it straight” - hair straighteners can scar children for life, say RoSPA and Sefton Council

Putting an end to the number of children who are suffering severe accidental burns from hair straighteners is the aim of a new campaign launched at a children’s centre in Sefton.

20/06/2014 : Press release: RoSPA Archangel Award for mum who lost her daughter in blind cord accident

A mother who has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of blind cord safety since losing her 17-month-old daughter has been named among the first winners of a new award presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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