What is Child Safety Week 2014?
Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is supporting Child Safety Week 2014. This is an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust and will be held from 23rd to 29th June 2014. They are the UK’s leading charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people that are killed, disabled or seriously injured in preventable accidents. Their aim is to secure a safer environment for children of all ages, so they can live life to the fullest whilst being protected from serious injury or death.
Child Safety Week enables use to do this by bringing together different organisations around the country to promote safety messages to parents and children in a fun and engaging way.
This year the focus of Child Safety Week is Morning Mayhem! Mornings are a busy and stressful time for most families. The rush to get everyone ready and out of the house to nurseries, schools and jobs often means there is little or no time to think about safety. Yet may typical morning activities can leave children at greater risk of accidents like falling out of a high chair, being badly scalded by a hot drink, falling down the stairs and stepping out into traffic, distracted drivers not driving carefully and parking in dangerous places when dropping children to school.
Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a statutory body which co-ordinates, monitors and challenges its partner agencies in safeguarding children in Harrow.
The Children Act 2004 (S13) required that children's services authorities establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board for their area. The statutory guidance document Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 (HM Government) sets out how this should be done. Most agencies and organisations that provide services to adults and children must make arrangements to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of children (Children Act 2004 Section 11 and Education Act 2002 Section 175 (c.32)). This also applies to any services commissioned by them. These responsibilities are set out in the Department for Education Section 11 arrangements and responsibilities document.
The LSCB Annual Report on the effectiveness of safeguarding in the local area sets out the Boards priorities and drives the development of services in safeguarding children and young people in Harrow.
All children and young people regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality are considered within the work of the Board.
IF YOU ARE A YOUNG PERSON WHO IS WORRIED ABOUT A FRIEND OR ABOUT YOUR OWN SAFETY CLICK ON THE CHILDLINE BUTTON ON THE LEFT.
IF YOU ARE A PARENT/CARER OR MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC AND YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD CLICK THE NSPCC BUTTON ON THE LEFT OR CALL 999.
IF YOU ARE A LOCAL PROFESSIONAL PLEASE FIND THE INFORMATION ON THE GOLDEN NUMBER ON THE RIGHT AND DETAILS ABOUT THE CAF.