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Keeping your family safe is very important. Children need to take a certain amount of risk to learn and develop. As they explore their surroundings, inevitably they will get minor bumps and scrapes. Understanding how children see the world will help you as parents and care givers to understand the difference between manageable risk and danger. Knowing about road safety, water safety, risks at home and when they are out and about will help you to teach your children about the world around them and how to navigate it safely.
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
precautions you should take to help keep your kids safe while playing
National Trust outdoor safety tips for children