Drop in for parents and carers

A DROP-IN event is set to be held for parents and carers to mark National Child Safety Week next week.

The event is being held at the Lynnfield Children’s Centre, off the town’s Murray Street, and is being organised by Hartlepool Borough Council in partnership with Cleveland Fire Brigade.

A range of advice and information will be available on how simple actions can have a big impact when it comes to keeping children safe.

Staff from a number of council departments will be present and Cleveland Fire Brigade personnel will be on hand to arrange free home fire safety checks and offer advice.

The event is being held on Monday, June 18, from 12.30pm-2.30pm.

Paul Watson, the council’s road safety officer, said: “Teaching children how to cross the road safety, using properly fitted child seats in our cars, regularly checking smoke alarms, and ensuring your home is danger free are all examples of the types of actions that can make a big difference to children’s safety.

“We hope parents and carers from across the town will take the opportunity to visit Monday’s event and find out more about what they can do.”

Visitors registering with the organisers will have their names entered into a prize draw offering a range of prizes, including cycle helmets, swimming vouchers and healthy food bags.

Child Safety Week which runs from June 18-24, is the flagship community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

It aims to create a safer environment for children of all ages, so that they can live life to the fullest without encountering unnecessary hazards.