Sefton Child Injury Prevention Scheme

Child Home Safety Equipment 

Accidental injuries are a major health problem throughout the United Kingdom.

Every year more than 5000 people die in accidents in the home. Those most at risk are the 0-4 age group. Most accidents are preventable through increased awareness, improvements in the home environment and greater product safety.

Sefton’s Family Wellbeing Centres and Health Visitors provide a service to arrange the installation of child home safety equipment to families across the borough. One of the long term objectives is to promote the understanding of the importance of safety in the home.

Equipment available include

  • safety gates
  • fire guards
  • window locks
  • cupboard locks
  • cord winders
  • bath mats
  • corner cushions

Fittings take place across the borough of Sefton, and evidence gathered has been very positive from both a professional’s perspective and the benefiting family. Since the campaign began, over 3500 homes across Sefton have benefited.

Ask your Health Visitor or local Family Wellbeing Centre to refer you to the scheme

Feedback from some of the benefiting families…

“Superb! I am absolutely delighted. The fitter was great.”

“Fantastic – it has made a huge difference to my family.”

“What a brilliant job. It’s made a lot of difference.”

“Brilliant”

“Excellent service. The fitter was so considerate.”