Learning the art of keeping kids safe

Bulwell Bogs hosted a Children's Health and Safety event on Tuesday. Pictured is 2 year old Holly Castle taking a break.
Bulwell Bogs hosted a Children's Health and Safety event on Tuesday. Pictured is 2 year old Holly Castle taking a break.
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FAMILIES from across the Bulwell area benefited from a child-safety event held at the popular Bulwell Bogs recreation Park.

Several agencies came together during Child Safety Week to deliver a message on how to protect youngsters from danger.

Bulwell Bogs hosted a Children's Health and Safety event on Tuesday. Pictured are Student Health Visitors Allison Osborne, left, and Sarah Hardy, right, with 16 month old Olivia Burton and her mum Jenny and Sunshine Sam.

Bulwell Bogs hosted a Children's Health and Safety event on Tuesday. Pictured are Student Health Visitors Allison Osborne, left, and Sarah Hardy, right, with 16 month old Olivia Burton and her mum Jenny and Sunshine Sam.

Bulwell and Bulwell Forest family community team worked with the Child Accident and Prevention Trust and Injury Minimisation and Prevention for Schools unit, to bring together a collection of demonstrations and advice in a one-day event.

“This was organised and delivered in partnership with Nottingham City Council and was an excellent opportunity to improve the safety of children in the Bulwell area,” said Coun David Mellen (Lab), lead member for children’s services at the city council.

“It is hoped that this initiative will promote safety in the home and significantly reduce accidents for children under the age of five.”

Protecting children from dangers at home, safeguarding them in the sun and raising awareness of the dangers posed by bling cords were lessons on the agenda.

Sun hats were given away to children who honed their sun-screening skills by putting sun cream on the Sam, the sun-safe teddy.

Parents were encouraged to take part and grab a home-safety checklist on how to make their houses safer.

They were also encouraged to sign up to the Smoke Free House Scheme.

n OUR PHOTOS show TOP, student health visitors Allison Osborne (left) and Sarah Hardy (right), with 16-month-old Olivia Burton and her mum, Jenny, with Sunshine Sam and BOTTOM, two-year-old Holly Castle taking a break from all the safety advice — DISPICS NHUD12-1582-6 and 5.