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Kent Fire and Rescue service have created the Byrnes family to help you and your child learn about Fire Safety – Please click here for top tips and resources.
Kent Fire and Rescue offer a FREE Safe and Well home visit service for people living in Kent and Medway. From testing, fitting and relocating smoke alarms, to looking out for potential fire hazards and planning escape routes - one of their friendly home safety officers can help to make your home fire safe. Book a free visit for yourself or a loved one today. For full details please visit:https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/safe-and-well-visits/
The greatest risk to children’s safety on the road is likely to be the belief that they can always make good choices at the road side; e.g. ability to judge risk, assess speed and distance of oncoming traffic and child or teenage distractions all interfere with accurate decision making. Child road sense develops from a very young age and setting a good example can positively reinforce the right things to do. Involving children on the decision making processes by talking about what you are doing and why, will help them to develop effective thought processes; whether in understanding the need to wear a seat belt or waiting for vehicles to stop and not just crossing on the ‘green man’.
Parents and carers have the power to help children be safer by consistently demonstrating the right and safest way to act. To help children develop ‘road sense’, parents and carers should be aware that children’s behaviour is based on ‘learnt behaviour’; e.g. they act in the way they have seen their parents act. To children this is the ‘norm’ they are exposed to – this includes as drivers; many children will grow up thinking the way their parents travel or engage with other road users is the right way for them to in future years. The most risky time for children is the times they travel to / from school, but most incidents don’t happen around schools but closer to home, where familiarity and distraction are likely to affect concentration.
Kent Road Safety offer great advice and activities to help you support your child with road safety, please click here to visit their website
Water safety is an important aspect of life, even more so for our families at Holborough Lakes where we have open water lakes nearby.
Royal Life Saving Society UK have a page dedicated to resources for parents to support with water safety, please click here to visit their website.