Flying start for child safety fun day
Published 04 June 2015
The Council’s Flying Start team, hosted a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry.
Over 30 statutory and voluntary sector organisations joined with Flying Start including Communities First, RSPCA, South Wales Police, Wales Air Ambulance, RNLI, Coast Guards, and Fire and Rescue, some of which brought along vehicles for children to explore.
There were also information and advice stalls for parents, fun activities to engage in, and a visit from the Vale’s V-Pod bus.
The event was part of Child Safety Week, the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s community education campaign which allows organisations to raise awareness of childhood accidents and offer advice and simple steps to prevent them.
The event aimed to encourage parents to make ‘small steps to safety’ as part of their everyday lives in order to avoid children being taken to emergency wards as a result of a preventable injury.
Flying Start Safety Officer, Claire Haydon, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all our partners who helped make this event such a success, and to all the families that came along and took part.”
Flying Start aims to make a decisive difference to life chances of children under four. It offers a range of services including quality childcare for 2 to 3 year olds, access to parenting programmes, and support for development through early years play support and accident prevention.