Every year, very sadly, many children are injured or even die through accidents in the home, which could have been prevented. In fact most serious accidents to under 5s happen at home. Sometimes families are not aware of the risks posed by ordinary every items. For example a grape is exactly the right size to get stuck in a young child’s windpipe, causing them to choke and stop breathing. This can be prevented by cutting them in half lengthways. Also did you know how dangerous button batteries can be if children swallow them?

Below are different factsheets which highlight the dangers that children can face in a home and then more importantly, some suggestions to reduce the risk:

breathe easy fact sheet

roads fact sheet

watch out in water fact sheet

poisoning fact sheet

fire fact sheet

burns fact sheet

button battery fact sheet