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Keeping under 5’s safe

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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 (from Mar 20, the scheme moved from actual home visits to providing home safety assessments via phone. We hope in time to return to visiting households in person).

Where there is a need, free safety equipment can be provided (delivered to the doorstep). 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 homesafety@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk ‘.

Home Safety Check Scheme Under 5

TitleDate addedDownload
Under 5 Referral Form 15-11-2021 Download
HOME SAFETY 15-11-2021 Download
HAP under 5's Resource Request FORM 2021 12-05-2022 Download

 

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