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Keeping under 5’s safe

Information, links and resources for parents, community workers and staff are organised by topic area:

We can provide a number of publications and resources to staff and community groups on request.  A list of current resources is provided with this request form HERE.

Home Safety Check Scheme

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Home Safety Check Scheme works with those considered a risk of having a home accident; people aged 65 and over, families with children under the age of 5; vulnerable adults and children, those with a disability or other special need.

The scheme aims to prevent accidents from happening in and around the home. On request, by a referral partner or a self-referral, a Home Safety Officer (HSO) will carry out a phone, home safety assessment, offering information and advice regarding avoidance of accidents, also highlighting potential hazardous within the home likely to cause accidents. Referrals considered priority can be indicated on the Referral Form and we will aim to make contact within 7 days.

Where there is a need, free safety equipment can be provided. Equipment issued to older persons is free.  Also to under 5s referrals, when in receipt of certain qualifying benefits. Safety equipment we provide is listed below.

Under 5s: nursery fire guard, stairgate, carbon monoxide alarm, cupboard locks, anti-tipping TV & furniture straps, door jammer, corner cushions, edge guards, blind cord safety clips.

With the householders consent, HSO’s can refer onto other agencies who can assist them, i.e., NIFRS (fitting of smoke alarms), NIHE (housing issues/repairs), Community Safety (fear of crime), SHSCT (OT), etc.

Under 5s Referral Form’s, can be submitted to ‘.

Home Safety Check Scheme Under 5

TitleDate addedDownload
Under 5 Referral Form15-11-2021 Download
HOME SAFETY15-11-2021 Download
HAP-under-5s-Resource-Request-FORM19-05-2023 Download
Child Safety 2 Nov 2316-10-2023 Download
BISP Paediatric 1st Aid training flyer Oct 2316-10-2023 Download


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