FAMILIES in Blackburn with Darwen are being given tips to prevent accidents.
The borough council is offering advice this week to parents, and developing a long-term strategy. It is backing the first ‘Family Safety Week’, by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to help avoid accidents, the UK’s biggest cause of preventable death.
- looking around your home from an under-five’s view
- developing older children’s water safety and swimming;
- helping teenage and young adult learner drivers
- ensuring adults are safer drivers
- preventing falls.
Borough children’s centres are targeting keeping under-fives safe; swimming lessons are available at its three pools; and a ‘Falls Prevention and Rehabilitation Programme’ is available to over-65s.
Council health boss Mohammed Khan said: “Finding out about common causes of accidents, and simple steps to prevent them, could be the most important thing people do.”