Water Safety – having fun in the sun
Keeping cool in the sunshine is important, but so is making sure children are safe and supervised when playing with water. This is a timely reminder of the dangers of leaving young children unattended near paddling pools, hot tubs, ponds, in baths and other areas such as the beach.
To read more about water safety click on the links below:
- East Sussex Fire and Rescue water safety information and resources
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – Water Safety
- Water Safety for Your Child Video
- Water Safety Advice – (by Konfidence)
Tips for Parents & Carers:
Share water safety messages with your child (depending on their age). You can do this in an engaging and interactive way through stories, discussion, questions and role play.
NEVER leave children unattended by water for any length of time, no matter how shallow. Ensure children can not access water play areas without supervision.
Professionals can help share the water safety message by having conversations with the families they work with and make suggestions where necessary to support parents and carers in making their homes safe, as well as making parents aware of putting safety measures in place when on holiday or away from the home.