Every year over 1,000 children in Somerset end up in hospital because of injuries caused by accidents like slips, scolds and swallowing household objects. Almost half of these injuries are caused by falls.
Most people assume their home is a safe place but most injuries to children under five happen at home. You can take simple actions to prevent serious injuries happening. Lots of organisations provide information on how you minimise the risks to your family.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – ROSPA
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
Road Safety Education in Somerset
Child Accident Prevention Trust