Current Home Safety Campaigns

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Blind Cord Safety

We typically hear about one or two children dying after becoming entangled in blind cords in the UK each year and there are many more near misses. RoSPA has called upon the blind industry to take voluntary action to reduce the risk of looped cords. Read the latest update on this campaign...

Nappy sacks safety poster

Choking and suffocation risk to babies from nappy sacks

Nappy sacks have recently been implicated in causing suffocation and choking of babies less than one year old. In September 2010, the death of a local baby due to asphyxia from a nappy sack was brought to the attention of Beth Beynon, Child Accident Prevention Co-ordinator for NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (NHS CIOS). Find our more about the nappy sacks safety campaign...

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New UK Injury Surveillance System

During 2008, RoSPA, ESC and Intertek commissioned research into the feasibility of replacing the Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance Systems (HASS/LASS). Read the outcome of this research...



Campaign successes...

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Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMVs)

Hot bath water severely scalds 600 people in the UK each year. Three-quarters of these seriously injured victims are children under the age of five, many of them bearing the scars of their accident for the rest of their lives. Read the latest update on this campaign...

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