children’s safety

Double Danger – Halloween and Bonfire Night

by ParentalChoice
in children's safety, Children's health, Children, Childcare
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Well it’s that time of year again – the double act – Halloween and Bonfire Night with Christmas licking at our heels.  It can all be a lot of fun and also a lot of work. The thing about Halloween is that, yes, the kids love it but it is also a huge hassle for ...

Child Safety Week 1-7 June

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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  It is Child Safety Week 1 – 7 June 2015 (www.capt.org.uk) so it is a good time to answer a few of the most common worries that parents and child carers often encounter. We asked Roma Felstein from Safe and Sound for her advice. Accident prevention is not about restricting children or wrapping them ...

Stranger Danger

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, children's safety, Children, Childcare
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Stranger danger is a strong term that means the same to all of us, the risk of harm to our children from people that they don’t know. Almost all of us teach it to our young in some way from an early age along with other obvious safety lessons such as fire can burn and ...

What Christmas means to me – Terina Keene, Chief Executive of the Railway Children

by ParentalChoice
in children's safety, Children, Childcare
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Some of us are very lucky and are able to have Christmases full of love, fun, good food and wonderful presents. But there are many amongst us, a lot of them children, who are not so fortunate. With that thought in mind, Parental Choice asked Terina Keene, Chief Executive of the charity, the Railway Children ...

Staying Safe Online

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, safety, Parenting, Family, children's safety, Children
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Provided by Get Safe Online https://www.getsafeonline.org/ As parents, we want our children to be healthy and happy and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want our kids to be safe. Children learn through exploration and natural curiosity, and it is part of our job as parents and ...

Protecting your Child in the Garden

by ParentalChoice
in safety, Parenting, Holidays, Family, children's safety, Children
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Written by Roma Felstein from Safe and Sound ( http://www.safeandsound.uk.net/).   When I was young we didn’t have a garden. We lived in a terraced house in Leicester and we would play out all day during the summer holidays, popping in and out of each other’s homes, having lunch at whichever mother was at home to ...