East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service has been delivering the Child Home Safety Advice and Equipment Service since June 2016. We’re commissioned by East Sussex Public Health to offer the service to eligible families each year.
If you, your friends or family are interested in this service please contact your Health Visitor, Children Centre Worker, Community Nursery Nurse or Social Worker and ask if you are eligible to be referred for FREE advice and equipment.
Sadly, East Sussex has significantly higher hospital admission rates for accidental injuries for under 5s compared to other areas in England. Hastings and Rother are in the top 2% of districts. In 2017/18 there were nearly 2,000 hospital admissions for children and young people due to accidental and deliberate injuries.
Common causes of accidents for the under 5s are falls and poisonings. In 2018/19 there were 163 attendances at East Sussex A&E for under 5s as a result of burns and scalds.
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Latest Update : 11 August 2020