Family Safety Week is coming to Harrow


Family Safety Week – the national campaign of safety charity RoSPA – is this year heading to Harrow, with two events planned as part of the week’s events.

On Monday, RoSPA’s road safety manager Nick Lloyd will be working with healthcare professionals to ensure new parents are receiving the correct child car seat advice, while on Wednesday the charity will be offering child safety advice for young families.

Both sessions have been organised in partnership with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, and will be taking place at the Caryl Thomas Clinic on Monday, and at a baby weighing clinic at Cedars Children’s Centre on Wednesday.

One child under the age of five dies in an accident every week – with the disadvantaged most at risk – and with the majority of life-changing accidents happening in the home, this year Family Safety Week (April 23-27) is highlighting the little, simple things parents can do to give their child a brighter beginning and stop them becoming a statistic.

Throughout the week the charity and its partners will be sharing advice and information on household poisons, choking, falls, and incidents that happen at bath time (such as drowning and scalds) and bedtime (such as strangulation).

Helen Halls, RoSPA’s campaign project manager, said: “Many people feel comfortable and let their guards down in their own homes, which is why that’s where the majority of really serious accidents happen – ending up in a trip to the hospital or worse.

“Young children are particularly vulnerable as they are starting to explore the world, but don’t yet have an appreciation of its risks and dangers. Yet there are lots of small things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones, which is what we want to promote this Family Safety Week.”

To find out more about Family Safety Week, see, or keep an eye out for #fsw on Twitter, or on RoSPA’s Facebook page.

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