Accidents and Safety
Find a safe place to cross, then stop, look and listen.
A height chart with information on helping a child to avoid accidents at home. Also contains emergency first aid advice.
For many people, driving is about more than just getting from A to B. Driving gives you freedom and independence, so the thought of having to give it up can be very difficult. Getting older doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop driving and there's no legal age at which you have to stop.
Helps parents and carers to be alert to the risks children face on the road.
Help parents and carers of children aged 3-5 to be alert to the risks children face on the road.
In the UK, people are living longer than ever before. In fact, by 2050, 1 in 4 of the UK population will be over 65. This is great news! Sadly however, the older we get, the more likely we are to have an accident. Luckily there are plenty of steps we can take to keep safe in our homes.
Accidents to children are a significant health issue, being a major cause of preventable death, serious injury and long-term disability across the UK. Under-5s are particularly at risk of being injured in home accidents, with falls accounting for the majority of non-fatal accidents and threats to breathing such as suffocation, strangulation and choking causing the highest number of deaths.
We all want to be safe, especially when we're in our own homes or going about our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, as we get older we can feel a little less safe, due to mobility issues, illness or because we feel more vulnerable to crime and scammers.
A useful guide to keeping yourself and others safe on the road. Topics covered include pedestrian safety and the Green Cross Code, cycle safety, traveling in the car and on public transport, road signs and markings.