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DIARY MARKER: 19th JUNE 2012 – Launch of new Home Safety Scheme Strategy

On 19th June, a launch is being held for Aneurin Bevan Health Board’s new Home Safety Strategy for under-5s.

Accidental injury is a leading cause of death for young children, with under- 5s who live in areas of deprivation most at risk.

The Health Board has worked with Flying Start, Public Health Wales and Children in Wales to put together a new approach to reducing these accidents.

The new strategy, Reducing Unintentional Injuries in the Home for Children aged 0 – 5 years aims to increase awareness and promote training and best practice. It will cover Torfaen, Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent.

The launch event will take place during Child Safety Week, and offers the chance to find out how the strategy will work in practice and to speak directly with those involved.

If you would like more information about this event or would like to attend, please contact Karen McFarlane, Child Safety Development Officer at Children in Wales, at Karen.mcfarlane@childreninwales.org.uk.

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Notes

1.        Children in Wales is the national umbrella organisation for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals who work with children and young people in Wales. www.childreninwales.org.uk. Children in Wales was established in March 1992 and became a registered charity in 1993.  It aims to promote the interests of children, to improve services in Wales and to put children high on the Welsh agenda.  We work closely with our members who comprise professionals, policy makers and consumer groups to improve the lives of all children living in Wales, but especially young children, those affected by family instability, children with special needs or disabilities, and those suffering the effects of poverty and deprivation.  We collect and disseminate information about children and promote good practice in children’s services through research, policy and practice development, publications, conferences, seminars, training and access to an extensive library and information service.  Children in Wales has offices in Cardiff and Caernarfon.

2.        Please contact: Karen MacFarlane, Child Safety Development Officer, Tel: 029 2034 2434, E-mail:karen.macfarlane@childreninwales.org.uk

3.        The launch event for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board Home Safety Scheme Strategy – Reducing Unintentional Injuries in the Home for Children aged 0 – 5 years will be held on 19 June 2012 from 10am-12noon at The Winding House in New Tredgar.