Angus CouncilTel: 08452 777 778

Issued : 21 June 2004

Child Safety Week (21 - 27 June 2004)

'Check it, don't chance it' is the message of this year's national Child Safety Week campaign (21 - 27 June).

Angus Childcare Partnership is supporting the Child Accident Prevention Trusts Child Safety Week following the success of last year's 'One Moment In Time' campaign.

Under the 'Check it Don't Chance It' banner this year's campaign is encouraging children, parents and carers to check their knowledge, their behaviour and their surroundings, helping them take practical steps to prevent childhood accidents or reduce their impact.

The Angus Childcare Partnership is adding its weight to the 2004 campaign with visits to Parent & Toddler groups in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas. Partnership members and local health visitors will be giving a short talk on the practical aspects of child safety highlighting hazards around the home during the visits along with offering tips on resolving these issues. Leaflets will also be available with more information on child safety.

To find out more call ACCESS Line on 08452 777 778.