Keep Young Children Safe from Falls

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Keep Young Children Safe from Falls

It was RoSPAs Family Safety Week last mornth, and they focused on preventing accidents in the home.

Falls are the most common cause of accidents to children in a home, so they’ve given loads of tips on how to keep those little ones safe.

Find them by following this link.

  • Most accidents happen at home

  • Most of those happen in the lounge/living room

  • 6,000 people die every year due to accidents at home

  • Of those, 62 are under 14

  • 2 million under 15s are taken to A&E every year due to accidents in and around the home

  • Those most likely to suffer accidents at home are children under 5 and elderly people over 65 (and especially those over 75)

  • 76,000 under 14s are admitted to hospital due to accidents at home, more than 3,000 of whom are under 5s.

  • The most common injuries are sustained because of falls. The older the person, the higher the risk.

  • Over 4,200 children fall on stairs, and 4,000 under 15s fall from windows

  • In the over 65s, more women than men die due to an accident in the home

  • Though in children, boys have more accidents than girls

  • About 25,000 under 5s are taken to A%E due to accidental poisoning

  • On average, 13 under 4s suffer a severe injury due to burns or scalds

  • Accidents at home are estimated to cost the UK around £45.63 billion every year