Thompsons Solicitors is supporting this year’s Child Safety Week (5 – 11 June), which is urging people to share their experiences and knowledge to help children avoid accidents – from minor to serious injuries

The theme for this year’s awareness week, which is organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, is ‘Safe children: sharing is caring’. It aims to not only get people talking about the consequences of accidents, but also urges them to share the practical ways they avoid them.

“Thompsons Solicitors has long supported awareness weeks such as Child Safety Week, and we urge as many people as possible to join in.”

Karl De-Loyde, a senior serious injury solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors

As well as conversations between families and friends, people across the UK are being encouraged to organise quizzes, demonstrations and more to highlight the importance of child safety.

According to the charity, accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury for young people across the UK, accounting for three deaths and more than 2,000 hospital admissions each week. Risks faced by children include injury at home, as well as potential road traffic accidents walking to and from school.

Karl De-Loyde, a senior serious injury solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Accidents involving children can be catastrophic – something our serious injury team has unfortunately seen first-hand. However, many can be prevented through information and education. 

“Parents can be a great source of mutual support and advice. If they get together and share practical tips about how they have kept their children safe, it can help everyone involved to avoid dangerous or risky situations. 

“Thompsons Solicitors has long supported awareness weeks such as Child Safety Week, and we urge as many people as possible to join in.”