Flying Start child safety fun day


Published 14 May 2015


The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Flying Start team is holding a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry from 10am to 2pm.


The fun day takes place during 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.


Attending the event will be the RSPCA, the V-POD bus, and the Wales Air Ambulance, amongst others. There will be vehicles for children to explore and fun activities to engage in.


The event is designed to empower 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: “The key message is that the steps to safety are small, but by taking these steps families can make a big difference to their children’s safety. Our role at this event is not to tell families what they are doing wrong, but to advise them to do more of what they do right.”


Every year thousands of organisations support Child Safety Week holding events to promote safety messages to parents in a fun, imaginative and engaging way.


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 safety reviews.