Helping Keep Your Kids Safe and Healthy

Safekids provides practical tips, advice and guidance on child safety issues. Whether you're a parent wanting to provide the best care and support for your child, or someone who works professionally with children, you'll find the child safety help you need here.

Does Your Child Know What to Do If They Get Lost?

No parent wants to think of their children getting lost, but if the worst scenario does occur and they become separated from you when you’re out somewhere, it’s important that a child knows what to do. Here are some practical tips and advice on helping your child learn what to …

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Safety Issues With Home Heating Appliances

Home heating appliances are essential for keeping houses warm and comfortable, especially during the winter. But despite their practical use, heating appliances can pose serious risks to children, with many common kids accidents in the home involving heaters, radiators or fires. If you’re keen to child-proof your home and reduce …

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Beach Safety Tips

Going to the beach with family or friends, or holidaying near a beach, can be a lovely experience for children. But amid all the fun and enjoyment, it’s important to think about safety issues too, as by their very nature beaches can be dangerous places for children. Here are some …

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Jet Ski Safety

Jet skis are a popular form of water sport and are often available as an activity on holiday. But as much fun as they can be for families to have a go on, jet skis can also be a dangerous, especially for children and teenagers. If you’re going to use …

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Are Chinese Lanterns Safe?

Chinese lanterns, or flying sky lanterns as they’re also known, are increasingly growing in popularity in the UK. Used at celebrations, they’re an alternative to fireworks and light up the night sky. But although the lanterns look pretty when released into the sky, are they safe for children to use …

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Aerosol Safety Issues With Kids

Aerosol cans are commonly used as a means of holding and dispensing various products, such as deodorant, hairspray, cleaning products and spray paint. But whilst they’re a functional form of product, the very nature of aerosols can pose some dangers to children, especially if used in the wrong way. We …

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At What Age Do Children Have Enough Road Sense?

This is a good question, although it’s got a bit of a ‘how long is a piece of string’ answer! It’s one of those issues where it’s hard to pinpoint an exact time and age. There are a number of factors involved when children become ready and have road sense, …

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Inflatables and Child Safety

From bouncy castles to lilos, children love playing with inflatable toys and objects. But there are some important child safety issues to be aware of to ensure you day out doesn’t end in disaster. Bouncy Castles Many children love the chance to have a go on a bouncy castle, either …

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Skateboarding Safety for your Children

Many children are keen to have a go at skateboarding, but the nature of the sport means that accidents can and do occur. If you’ve got a child that wants to try out skateboarding, then here are some useful tips on safety issues. Successful skateboarding involves managing to balance, ride …

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