The theme for this year’s Child Safety Week is Small steps to safety.
Conveying a very clear message that it only takes a few small steps to help make a child’s environment safer, it’s also a reflection of the small footsteps taken by a young child.
We hope you like it!
This year’s Child Safety Week runs from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 June 2012, so put it in your diary now, and please tell colleagues. It would be great if you could:
- Put it on the agenda of your team meetings and start discussing your plans. What serious childhood accidents do you need to tackle locally? How can you use Child Safety Week to raise awareness and encourage effective action? How can you bring the theme to life with the children and families you work with?
- Start thinking about the resources you’ll need to support your Child Safety Week activities and events. And can you use up any year-end underspend to order them now? It’s easy to stock up in our online shop.
- Put it on the agenda of any meetings with potential partner organisations. Child Safety Week is a great opportunity to open doors to partnership working locally and deepen existing working relationships.
- Pick up the phone to individuals or organisations you’d like to work with. You’ll be surprised how many already have Child Safety Week in their diaries and are looking for a chance to reach just the children and families you work with everyday.
- Encourage colleagues and contacts to join our mailing list. There they can sign up to receive updates on Child Safety Week and their own copy of the CAPT News e-bulletin.
- Put the dates and theme for Child Safety Week 2012 in your e-newsletter and on your organisation’s intranet or website. We really appreciate your help in spreading the word and encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.
We’ll be keeping you up to date on the latest developments and free resources available in the run-up to the week.
Our resources will be available mid April – keep checking CAPT News to keep up to date with all our latest news on Child Safety Week.