Advice & Information
Safety advice on raw jelly
Childcare providers have been advised to be aware of the choking hazard of using raw jelly cubes for sensory play, especially when children are not closely supervised. The warning was issued following an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court. For more information contact Westminster Coroner's Court.
Safety advice on button batteries
Button batteries and lithium coin batteries are the small, round batteries you find in lots of toys and everyday objects. They can be extremely dangerous for children if swallowed – especially lithium coin batteries –and can kill within hours. For more information visit the Child Accident Prevention Trust website.
Requirement to remove plug socket covers
The NHS issued guidance which states that 13A electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises. Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn and responsibly disposed of. Find out more in this factsheet from NDNA and Citation.
General health and safety advice
The Health and Safety Executive aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill-health. Find out more about general health and safety advice at www.hse.gov.uk
Information on minor head injuries
Great Ormond Street Hospital has produced a minor head injuries guidance document for Children NHS Foundation Trust. The guidance gives information on what signs to look out for over the few days after the incident.
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