Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Home Safety Check visits have been suspended for now. However, please email email email@example.com if you have any queries and someone will get back to you. Please include a telephone number.
Safe Home, Happy Home: Home Safety Check Scheme
- Do you have a child under the age of 5?
- Are you over 65?
- Does someone in your household have a disability / vulnerability?
If ‘yes’ then you could benefit from a FREE & CONFIDENTIAL Home Safety Check
What is a Home Safety Check?
The Home Safety Officers in the Council will arrange a date and time to visit you in your home. The Home Safety Check will be carried out in a friendly and informal manner providing you with a range of information and helpful tips appropriate to you to help protect you from accidents in the home.
Equipment is available where the criteria has been met and onward referrals to other agencies can be carried out on your behalf taking the stress of filling in forms and seems to decrease waiting times.
For further information on the scheme contact the Home Safety Officer on 0300 013 3333 ext 40336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the list below we have outlined some of the top risks in the home to young children (Under 5s) and older people, as well as some general safety advice that applies to everyone. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Home Safety Officer if youhave any questions.
Additional information about safety in the home can be found at the following websites:
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) runs the annual Child Safety Week, encouraging conversations about risk to children and how to protect them from dangers, particularly in the home: CAPT has produced this Parent Pack which can be printed off for reference (PDF)