Safe Children: Sharing is Caring - Scottish Parliament: 31 May 2017

Safe Children: Sharing is Caring - Scottish Parliament: 31 May 2017

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S5M-05455 Clare Adamson: Child Safety Week 5 to 11 June 2017, Safe Children: Sharing is
Caring—That the Parliament notes that Child Safety Week, the flagship annual campaign run by
the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), takes place this year between 5 and 11 June 2017
and its theme is “sharing is caring”; further notes that accidents are a leading cause of death,
serious injury and acquired disability for children and young people in the UK, that they account for
three deaths every week and over 2,000 hospital admissions and that many of these accidents
can be prevented; commends CAPT’s aim of securing a safer environment for children of all ages
by helping families understand the risks, as well as the consequences, but most importantly, the
simple ways that accidents can be prevented; further commends work undertaken in Child Safety
Week in bringing together individuals and organisations around the UK to promote safety
messages to families in a fun and engaging way and encourage parents and carers to increase
confidence by sharing experiences and learning; congratulates CAPT and other organisations
working in accident prevention on their outstanding dedication, in particular the Royal Society for
the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) which, this year, celebrates its centenary; notes RoSPA’s
past successes from the Tufty Club in the 1960s and the introduction of the seatbelt law in the 1980s, to a successful campaign for moulded plugs in 1992 and EU-wide regulations on looped
blind cords in 2014; further notes the new hazards for parents and carers to be aware of such as
liquid laundry capsules, button batteries, hair straighteners and nappy sacks, and congratulates all
those many organisations that continue to work tirelessly and collaboratively in the field of accident
prevention and child safety. R

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