Family and Home Safety

Staying safe as a family is very important. Children will get bumps and scrapes as they develop and explore the world around them. It is important to teach your children about the world around them and how to navigate it safely. Talk about road safety, water safety, risks at home and how to ask for help if they need to. Find out more about safety at home and when you are out and about.

Home Safety

Baby and Toddler Safety

NHS advice on what you can do in your home to keep babies safe

Baby Safety in the home

NSPCC Baby parenting tips including home safety

Child Safety -Blind Cords

potential hazards to young children posed by blind cords and chains.

Child Safety - Button Batteries

potential hazards posed to children by button batteries.

Dangers of button batteries

why button batteries are so dangerous

Magnet Safety

potential hazards posed by strong magnets if swallowed

Blind cords and other hazards

If young children get something caught around their neck or over their mouth, the effects can be quick and devastating.

Safer Sleep for babies

Advice on how to sleep your baby more safely to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Top 10 tips for a safer home

10 simple things you can do to keep your home safe for children

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Sandwell

advice on risks of fire and fitting detectors

Keeping your child safe

10 golden rules to help you keep your child safe while they develop their independence

Outdoor Safety

Out and About 

Advice on keeping children safe outside


Children can drown in as little as 5cm of water so it's important to understand the risks around water wherever it is.

Make you garden safe for children

Tips on making your garden a safe play space for children

Water Safety Code

Learn to spot and keep away from dangers around water

Water Safety Advice

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) advice on water safety

Beach Safety

RNLI Beach Safety Advice

Child safety on holiday

Advice on sun and water safety on holiday to keep your kids safe.

7 simple ways to keep kids safe

precautions you should take to help keep your kids safe while playing 

Tips to keep little explorers safe

National Trust outdoor safety tips for children

Travel and Road Safety

Child car seats - the law

Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.

THINK! - road safety

Road safety campaigns and educational resources.

Road Safety

Road safety advice and information.

The Highway Code

The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users, including pedestrians, mobility scooter users, cyclists, horse riders, drivers and motorcyclists.

Education Resources 

Resources for parents and teachers to teach road safety

Teaching Road Safety

Resources to teach road safety


Road Safety Week is Brake's biggest road safety campaign.


Health and Safety at school

Schools are responsible for your child’s safety while they’re at school or on a school trip.

Road Safety in Sandwell

Sandwell's road safety team provides road safety education, training and publicity for residents across the Borough.

Travelling to school safely

Advice on travelling to school for children changing from primary to secondary school.

Page last reviewed: 11/09/2023


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