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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.

Video: Child Car Seat Safety

Video Transcript Hi there, I’m Lisa Scott and Halton Council’s Road Safety Officer. I’m here on behalf of SafeKids.co.uk to talk about child seat safety. The law with regards to children travelling in cars is very simple. Basically if there is a seat belt available the child must be wearing …

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Tracking Your Children Online

These days kids think being online is a right, not a privilege. It’s how they play games, download music, and communicate with their friends. But however sophisticated your children think they are, they’re still young and naïve compared to a lot of the predators out there. Almost one-third of girls …

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PCBs and Vaccine Dangers

We do everything possible to safeguard our children from danger and disease. That’s why immunisations are so important. The routine jabs of childhood are meant to stop children falling prey to illnesses that could be debilitating or even life-threatening. So we make sure they receive the vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus …

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Health and Safety Regulations For Kids

We’ve seen the stories on television and in the newspapers about children banned from playing conkers unless they wear goggles or flying paper aeroplanes because they’ve been deemed too dangerous by the people at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). We’ve laughed at them, and consider it a nanny state …

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The Transition from Primary to Secondary School.

A child’s transition from primary school to secondary school might very well affect the entire family. This is an exhilarating yet also frightening and frustrating time for a typical child, so parents should recognise that their child may need extra support during this transition. Taking a child to visit the …

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What to do if your Child is Playing Truant

A child may play truant for a variety of reasons, but parents must remember that there is never a good reason for their child to miss out on their education. Skipping school means that a child will fall behind in class, risk their own safety by being somewhere unsupervised, neglect …

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Helping your Child Settle into a New School

One of the biggest events in a child’s life is moving schools. For some children, this can often be quite an ordeal, especailly if they are making the Transition From Primary To Secondary school. But there are many things that parents can do to help their child feel more comfortable. …

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How to Spot if your Child is Unhappy at School

A child will not necessarily walk up to a parent and tell him or her that they’re unhappy at school. Instead, parents should watch out for a variety of signs that might indicate that all is not well in the school or classroom. Classic signs of a child’s unhappiness in …

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What to do if your Child is Being Bullied

Too often a child sets off for school (or clubs or sports) ready to have fun and make friends and instead becomes the victim of another child’s bullying. There are many different types of bullying that can occur, and a child may show a variety of warning signs if they’re …

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The Terrible Twos Explained

The ‘Terrible Twos’ is so named because it is a period of child development in which children initially begin to make their own choices. At this age a toddler begins to realise that (s)he does not need to constantly want what her caregiver wants but instead can make up his …

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