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Council Supports Parents with Child Safety

24 May 2018

Mid Ulster 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’s Home Safety team want parents and carers to know help is available when it comes to protecting children at home.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton said:

“With children most at risk of having an accident at home, particularly those under the age of five, it’s important that parents and carers 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 a child’s development, so being prepared for those stages will keep parents one step ahead.

“The Council offers support by carrying out Home Safety checks where specific tips, advice and where appropriate, equipment is provided to help reduce the risk of an accident at home.”

For those parents with children under five concerned about safety in the home, please contact the Council’s Home Safety team who in partnership with the Public Health Agency, can carry out a free confidential Home Safety check.

For more information residents can email the Home Safety team at environmentalhealth@midulsterdistrictcouncil.org or call 03000 132 132.

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

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