Focus on child safety awareness in June

THURROCK Council is linking up with several national organisations to promote national Child Safety Awareness Week – 23 to 27 June.

Along with the National Trading Standards Board, the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the council is highlighting the possible dangers of many household objects.

A series of posters have been sent to GP surgeries, nurseries and parent and toddler groups asking them to promote awareness.

Thurrock Trading Standards will also have stands at the Morrisons store in Grays on Friday, 20 June, and in the foyer at ASDA, Tilbury on Tuesday, 24 June.

This year the awareness week focuses on four everyday household items – blind cords, liquitab detergents, nappy sacks and small cell button batteries – that have caused significant concern over recent years with a number of unfortunate and preventable tragedies across the country.

If used correctly, all the products are completely safe and very effective, but it is impossible to “childproof” a home and people need to be aware of potential dangers.

People can get more information about child safety awareness week at www.childsafetyweek.org.uk

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