Trust Supports Child Safety Week: Sharing is Caring
17/05/2017The Southern Health and Social Care Trust held a workshop to help Trust staff and other organisations who work with families prepare for Child Safety Week. The awareness week will launch on June 5, and this year’s theme is ‘Child Safety: Sharing is Caring’. The key aim is to engage friends, families, communities and professionals to show they care by playing their part in keeping children safe and sharing their experience and knowledge – not just about the horrors of accidents, but also the really practical, simple things they can do to prevent them.
The workshop was funded by the Public Health Agency and delivered by Nina Daly, Accident Prevention Officer within the Southern Trust, who stated:
“We all have a part to play in sharing the responsibility for preventing accidents among children, and we know that nothing is more powerful than the voice of experience. Most families and communities know a child who has experienced serious injuries or who has died through an accident and the devastating impact this can have.
“Having more conversations about safety can only help to keep these important messages at the forefront of our busy minds, allowing us to make small steps throughout the day, every day to protect our children.”
Participants were provided with information and child safety aids to help reduce various childhood accidents.
Gerard Rocks, Acting Assistant Director for Promoting Wellbeing said “Events like this provide us with an excellent opportunity to continue to raise the profile of accidents and keep families aware of existing and new dangers and how they can reduce the risk of an accident to their child.”
To get involved in Child Safety Week or for further information on accident prevention awareness, contact Nina Daly, Accident Prevention Officer, at Nina.email@example.com or call 028 3831 1524.
To kick off Child Safety Week in June drop in to the new health and wellbeing hub at Craigavon Area Hospital on Monday 5 June to pick up child safety information.