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With children spending much more time at home while schools are closed and many parents and carers juggling work and looking after little ones, there is more chance if an accident happening in the home. There are lots of steps you can take to prevent accidents, take a look at some useful tips by clicking the link below.

Safety in and outside the home

The NSPCC has also shared some helpful advice for parents and carers who are worried about balancing working from home with family life, from creating structure to coping with difficult feelings.

COVID - Parents working from home

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has an easy-to-use, downloadable Parents' Pack. It’s full of quick wins that can help put you in charge of child safety, even when you’re feeling under pressure.

If you want to give your child something to engage them, there are some fun activity sheets at the back of the pack too.

CAPT downloadable parents pack

Warwickshire County Council's Early Help and Parent Trainer Team are hosting online parent workshops providing useful tips on how to have a safe and happy home.

'Safe Home, Happy Home' - Online Parent Workshop

Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, it is recognised many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing. Click the link below for guidance and resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to receive support and advice.

Help keep children safe from different risks online

Original article published by Warwickshire Family Information Services on 28 January 2021.

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