We asked the children of Aberdeen to design an animal that they could create using items from their homes. We had so many entries that we divided the designs into three categories

  • Hard Models
  • Drawings
  • Soft Models

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We are delighted to show you our top three designs, Absafe had a difficult time choosing their top three as the standard from the children was brilliant, what a talented bunch of children.

The top three designs were chosen by Louise, Rita, Elisha and Jessica who work or volunteer for Absafe, the four of us had a great time looking through all the entries and we were delighted to support this competition for the local community.

 

We hope you enjoy the top three as much as we do, if you would like to come and volunteer with us at Absafe please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Louise

 

Article Published - 30/07/2020

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How You Can support Child Safety Week Part 2

 

Child Safety Week Part 2

Child safety week is 1st -7th of June and its aim is to raise awareness of risks to children having accidents and preventing these from happening. The week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and the theme of this year is to raise awareness of children being burned or scolded because most of these accidents are completely and easily avoidable.

This second part of child awareness week is dedicated to raise awareness for Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). We are going to give you helpful advice on how to raise awareness using social media platforms. Below you will find social media posts that can be used on all social media. We have looked through all the suggestions that Children’s Burns Trust (CBT) have suggested and we have selected the ones that are short, snappy and quick to use on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

Social Media Post Ideas:

  • Hair straighteners can get as hot as your iron and can still burn 15 mins after they are switched off #childsafetyweek #safetymakessense http://ow.ly/XZQB50tUzYT
  • Your hot drink can scald a baby 15 minutes after it has been made #childsafetyweek #safetymakessense http://ow.ly/3VeD50tUA8M
  • With so many appliances and devices on charge, make sure not to overload electricity sockets #childsafetyweek #safetymakessense https://www.cbtrust.org.uk
  • What’s the quickest route out of your house in a fire? Make sure you and your family all know it #childsafetyweek #safetymakessense https://www.cbtrust.org.uk

Want to Add Pictures?

These will help your posts stand out and gain the attention of an audience that you are targeting child safety week towards.

Child Safety Week Logo - https://cutt.ly/AyVuFcf

First Aid Advice Image - https://cutt.ly/tyVuKWv

Hot Drinks - https://cutt.ly/YyVu4sV

Cooking - https://cutt.ly/NyVu56W

Bath Time - https://cutt.ly/NyViwGO

In this article we also promised we would provide factsheets, a parent pack to help mums and dads to prevent accidents in your household from happening. Click the links below for helpful information.

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What is Child Safety Week?

Child safety week is 1st-7th of June and its aim is to raise awareness of risks to children having accidents and preventing these from happening. The week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and the theme of this year is to raise awareness of children being burned or scolded because most of these accidents are completely and easily avoidable.

Children are now more likely to be burned more than ever. This is because of the current pandemic of coronavirus; children are being advised to stay indoors and not go out to see friends, go to school and not even go to their favourite parks. Why does this mean that children are more likely to be burnt? This is because they are more than likely than ever to stay indoors and unfortunately that means more chance of being scolded by hot drinks such as coffee, tea and many other drinks that us adults drink to give us some Captain C (Caffeine).

What can I do to make a difference in my own home if I live with children?

A hot drink can seriously scold a baby or a young child permanently. Many parents take precautions when they have children such as safety gates and other essential safety precautions. But did you know that scolding of children with hot drinks is one of the top accidents to happen to children?  That’s why it is important that we take extra precautions when we lay down our hot beverages like coffee and tea. Common places where we lay down our hot drinks are places like low down coffee tables, high kitchen work surfaces and dining tables. You may think putting hot drinks on surfaces like these are safe but Dr Rachel Jenner, Consultant Paediatrician Emergency Medicine, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital; said this “Children can often reach further than their parents expect, so make sure ‘out of reach’ really is a safe place.”

In our next article you can read and explore the vast amount of ways that you can share the awareness of child safety week with social media. This will include website links, first aid advice, logos, fact sheets and a parent’s pack.

 

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Article Writen by Steven Brown                                       Date - 05/06/2020

Absafe is supporting Drown Prevention Week. If you would like to find out more. Please follow the link below.

https://www.rlss.org.uk/drowning-prevention-week