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29th Jun, 2022

Families given helping hand to 'keep kids safe'

CHILDREN in Stratford are getting a helping hand to stay safe in the home.

Orbit Housing Association has teamed up with the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to support its child safety campaign – Brighter Beginnings.

Those with children under five living in an Orbit home will receive a free ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ pack, designed by RoSPA.

The packs contain advice and a variety of items including a cupboard latch, a nursery thermometer and a falls prevention height chart.

Those who attend the ‘stay and play’ sessions, run by the Parenting Project charity, in Bishopton will also received a free pack.

RoSPA spokeswoman Rebecca Hickman said: “Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people yet around two-thirds of parents don’t feel that they get enough advice and information on how to keep their little ones safe.

“Many accidents which occur in the home could be avoided, so we are delighted that a housing group of Orbit’s size is supporting our campaign.

“Reaching out to Orbit customers in this way will really help get our key child safety messages out to a wider audience in a very short space of time.”

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