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Accident prevention in children

Accident prevention in children

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life can shape their whole life.

Children need to explore and experiment and many childhood accidents are a part of growing up but accidents to children can have a lifelong impact on them.

Under 5s are particularly at risk of being injured in home accidents, with falls accounting for most non-fatal accidents and threats to breathing such as suffocation, strangulation and choking causing the highest number of deaths. Find more information and advice about home safety from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Most home accidents are preventable through increased awareness, improvements in the home environment and greater product safety.

Where you can get further information:

Get support in York from the Healthy Child Service who can provide information and resources on accident prevention. Service Hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Contact us by: