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.
NHS advice on what you can do in your home to keep babies safe
NSPCC Baby parenting tips including home safety
potential hazards to young children posed by blind cords and chains.
potential hazards posed to children by button batteries.
why button batteries are so dangerous
potential hazards posed by strong magnets if swallowed
If young children get something caught around their neck or over their mouth, the effects can be quick and devastating.
Advice on how to sleep your baby more safely to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
10 simple things you can do to keep your home safe for children
advice on risks of fire and fitting detectors
10 golden rules to help you keep your child safe while they develop their independence
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.
Tips on making your garden a safe play space for children
Learn to spot and keep away from dangers around water
Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) advice on water safety
RNLI Beach Safety Advice
Advice on sun and water safety on holiday to keep your kids safe.
precautions you should take to help keep your kids safe while playing
National Trust outdoor safety tips for children
Travel and Road Safety
Children must normally use a child car seat until they’re 12 years old or 135 centimetres tall, whichever comes first.
Road safety campaigns and educational resources.
Road safety advice and information.
The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users, including pedestrians, mobility scooter users, cyclists, horse riders, drivers and motorcyclists.
Resources for parents and teachers to teach road safety
Resources to teach road safety
Road Safety Week is Brake's biggest road safety campaign.
Schools are responsible for your child’s safety while they’re at school or on a school trip.
Sandwell's road safety team provides road safety education, training and publicity for residents across the Borough.
Advice on travelling to school for children changing from primary to secondary school.