Council highlights Child Safety Week

4th June 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council want parents to know that ‘together we’ve got this’ when it comes to child safety.

In support of Child Safety Week, led by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, the Council Home Safety team want parents, carers and professionals to know help is available when it comes to protecting children at home.

Speaking about Child Safety Week, the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Stephen McCann  said: “Parenting is difficult and can at times be overwhelming. Many parents feel they aren’t doing enough to support their children given the everyday pressures of life. With children most at risk of having an accident at home, particularly those under the age of five, it’s important that parents know who to turn to for help and support.

Child Safety doesn’t have to be complicated. Many accidents happen when parents are taken by surprise by the next stage in their child’s development so being prepared for those stages will keep parents one step ahead. By carrying out a Home Safety check our team can provide specific tips, advice and where appropriate equipment to help reduce the risk of an accident at home.”

For those parents with children under 5 concerned about safety in the home, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, can carry out a free confidential Home Safety check. Officers will provide guidance on issues around home safety, security and energy efficiency, and give advice on simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of accidents occurring in the home, and, where applicable, issue home safety equipment ”

For more information, please contact the Council’s Home Safety team by email at homesafety@fermanaghomagh.com  or by telephone on  0300 303 1777.

To find out more about Child Safety Week 2018 visit https://www.capt.org.uk/safe-children-together.