Event planned in Colburn to mark Child Safety Week

The library at the Broadway in Colburn.

Child Safety Week is being marked in Colburn next week with an event to highlight everyday risks to children and young people.

Richmondshire District Council’s Community Safety team, alongside Citizen’s Advice volunteers and their Mobile Advice Bus, will be at Colburn Children’s Centre from 11.30am until 3.30pm on Tuesday to talk to parents about protection from accidental injuries – especially in the under fives.

Members of Colburn Youth Council have designed banners and posters to advertise the event which looks at Family Life Today – where is the risk?

Child Safety Week is an annual national campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust aiming to secure a safer environment for children of all ages, promoting safety message for families.

This year’s focus includes the new dangers around modern lifestyles – distraction from devices (mobiles and tablets); the coffee culture trend (scalds and burns) and the loss of pedestrian education.

Accidents are a leading cause of death, serious injury and disability in children and young people – accounting for three deaths in the UK every week and 2000 hospital admissions.

Many can be avoided so the trust looks at making sense of the real risks to children and the simple ways accidents can be prevented.

The Colburn event is free and open to everyone.