Child Safety in the Home

City & Guilds Approved Training Centre.

Children under the age of five years are more at risk from an accident in the home than anywhere else. Many of these accidents are preventable. Developed specifically to address this issue, our course focuses on the most common types of home accidents affecting this age group and their prevention.

This one day course is accredited by City & Guilds and there is an optional assessment available for those delegates seeking accreditation from a nationally recognised awarding body. An optional one hour City & Guilds exam at the end of the course is available .

Book this course together with a place on the Choosing and Using Home Safety Equipment course and save money!*

*Price when booked separately: £99+VAT for non-members and £84+VAT for RoSPA members. When booked together you pay £175+VAT for non-members and £160.00+VAT for members for both courses.


Who should attend

All those involved with families and their children. From community groups and health professionals to statutory organisations, all have a role to play in the prevention of childhood accidents in the home.

What they will learn:

Falls, burns, scalds, poisoning and fire are the biggest cause of serious and fatal injuries in the home. This course will show effective measures, both behavioural and environmental, to reduce the risk of injury from these accidents.

Course content includes:

  • Identifying which children are most at risk and why
  • Child development in relation to accidents
  • Accident prevention in the home
  • Risk assessment in the home

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

Aims & Objectives

To develop delegates' skills in promoting safer home environments for children, by developing skills and knowledge in:-

  • The importance and need for Home Safety
  • Recognising who is most at risk from home accidents and why
  • The causes, consequences and related costs of home accidents
  • Accident prevention measures and methods of assessing, prioritising and controlling risk
  • Effective interventions and how to evaluate them

Who is the Course Intended for?
The role of voluntary and professional practitioners in promoting accident prevention is vital if there is to be a long-term reduction in attendance at A&E departments and GP surgeries. Home accidents can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering and to long stays in hospital. This course is designed to provide an overview of the accident problem and an insight into injury prevention in critical areas.

The course is intended for:

  • Accident Prevention Officers
  • Community Care Providers
  • Carers
  • Child minders
  • Voluntary Care Providers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Fire Prevention Officers
  • Health Promotion Officers
  • Community Workers/Services
  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • SureStart Officers
  • Nursery Staff

Prior knowledge
None required

Course Content

  • Home safety in context
  • Causes of home accidents - behavioural, environmental, physical
  • Cost of home accidents – psychological, financial
  • Who is at risk and why
  • Types of accidents and injuries to children
  • Child Development
  • Risk assessment
  • Effective accident prevention and interventions
  • Evaluation of practice

Qualification and Certification
All delegates will receive a RoSPA certificate of training on completion of the one-day course. This course qualifies for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points, if applicable.

Location Duration Price Member's Price Dates
Antrim 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
Belfast 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
Birmingham 1 Day £99 £84 04/10/16
Edinburgh 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
In-company 1 Day £850 Call for prices Call for dates

 

City & Guilds exams are optional at the end of the course at £16 per person.

All prices are subject to VAT.

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Contact Us

Home Safety Training Enquiries
+44 (0)121 248 2107
publichealth@rospa.com
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