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Gina’s top tips for getting organised this Child Safety Week
If you’re completely new to Child Safety Week, knowing where to start and what to do can be the first challenge. Gina Blundell, Accident Prevention Lead at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust shares her top tips for getting organised.
“Whether it’s Child Safety Week or other accident prevention activities, you don’t have to do everything yourself. Share the responsibilities by harnessing the skills, knowledge and expertise of those partners around you to get the best out of it for you and the families who will benefit from taking part.”
Getting organised – Gina’s top tips
- Identify all your key partners early on, so that you can set your ideas out and get ‘buy in’.
- The use of social media is vital. Think of different ways to get the message out. Staff intranet, newsletters, Facebook and Twitter can reach far and wide. Share and share again!
- Have social media posts ready to go in advance so that you can concentrate on other activities.
- If you have one, ask for help from your Communications department who can support you with things like press releases and promotion.
- Start in plenty of time, and start small.
- Do a time line for activities so that things don’t get missed.
- Be open to any idea, big or small.
- Don’t expect to do everything yourself. Work with partners and other organisations where you can to share tasks and make activities a success – we’re all in it together.
- Think how you can fit Child Safety Week into your whole scheme of activities
- Be brave!!