Today marks the start of Child Accident Prevention Week 2011 which is organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust each year. The theme this year is “Take a second look for safety”. The week aims to raise awareness of the number of accidents that seriously injure or kill children every year and the steps we can take to help to prevent them. “Accident prevention is not about restricting children or wrapping them up in cotton wool, instead it is about creating safer environments, both in the home and elsewhere, to enable children to thrive and lead a healthy active life”, says the Child Accident Prevention Trust. At Atlantic Trampolines we support this view wholeheartedly, that is why we always recommend our trampoline safety enclosure is fitted to any trampoline we sell.
Did you know that around 5,000 children under the age of 16 die or are seriously injured on Britain’s roads each year and that a third of children injured while crossing the road say they did not stop before stepping off the kerb – and as many say they did not look. For reasons such as this raising awareness of child safety is so important.
To get further information take a look at the Child Safety Week website www.childsafetyweek.org.uk
Author: Bob Bounce