RoSPA joined forces with the Children’s Parliament in Scotland to carry out research entitled Home Free to raise awareness of children’s rights in relation to staying safe in the home.
Elizabeth Lumsden, RoSPA’s community safety manager in Scotland, said: “Accidents and unintentional injuries in the home remain one of the main causes of hospital admissions and deaths of children. “We carried out the survey, in conjunction with the Children’s Parliament, to establish how children view accidents and how they feel about safety. We also wanted to raise awareness of the importance of keeping children safe in the home. “Unfortunately, more children are injured in the home than anywhere else so it is imperative that we make sure they are aware of the importance of staying safe. “The more children we can make safety aware, the more lives can be saved.”
A short film of the workshops and a free poster about the project are available online.