In 2016/17, there were approximately 457 emergency hospital admissions due to scald injuries in Scotland. The vast majority of these were to children under five. Children at this age are at particular risk from scalds and burns due to their inquisitive nature but also because their skin is much thinner than an adults.
RoSPA Scotland has created an awareness-raising coaster to help remind parents to keep hot drinks like tea and coffee away from young children.
We have a limited supply of coasters left. If you would like some, please get in touch with [email protected]
For further information on Burns and Scalds, please visit our Information Hub: https://www.rospa.com/resources/hubs/keeping-kids-safe/burns-scalds/