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contents
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Introduction
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Prompts for Professionals
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Factsheets
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Directory
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Introduction to the
Child Safety Directory
The Child Safety Directory has been developed in order to aid professionals
working with families or visiting homes with young children from birth to
five years old.
Whenever a visit to a child's home takes place, there is an opportunity to
observe life in the home. The next page of this pack aims to supply you
with information to identify potential difficulties, hazards and problems
within a household. Following this, the subsequent factsheets give you the
means to deal with these issues. This may include giving further
information to parents or guardians by making use of the leaflets listed
alongside every section. If you think that further action is needed, in the
back of this resource is a directory of locally available services that will be
able to provide further help, advice and input for parents and families.
We hope that you find this directory a useful tool for the effective
safeguarding of children, and that it enhances and complements your daily
work.
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
CHILD HOME SAFETY PROMPTS
The following is a list of ‘trigger questions’ for professionals visiting the
homes of families with young children.
1.
CAN YOU SEE HAZARDS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN?
These may include:
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unclear, untidy, disorganised household
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hot drinks
?
sharp objects
?
choking hazards
?
lighters within reach
?
evidence of smoking
2.
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evidence of alcohol or illegal drug use
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pets in household
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ungated staircases
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unsafe electrics
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exposed fire or heater
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baby placed on couch
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evidence of domestic abuse
ARE THERE ADEQUATE PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN PLACE?
E.g. stairgates, window locks, cupboard locks, fireguard, smoke alarm, separate cot, high chair etc
3.
ARE THE PARENTS/CARERS AWARE OF AND RESPONDING TO
THE SAFETY ISSUES RAISED?
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How are they responding to your questions?
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Would they welcome information and signposting?
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Is additional support needed to implement safety? If so, you can refer the parents to relevant
organisations to support them.
YOUR RESPONSE - ‘WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT IT?’
a)
b)
c)
d)
Provide brief information and advice where appropriate, using the Fact Sheets contained within
the Child Safety Directory to support you.
Signpost the family to other services (information available in the Directory).
With permission, directly refer the family to other services (information available in Directory)
e.g.
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Fire home safety check
?
Handyman service
?
Child safety equipment (Children's Centres)
?
Children's social care
Consider whether to start the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) process (e.g. completing
a CAF form).
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
factsheets
page no
Alcohol and Drug Misuse
6
Baby Sleep Safe
9
Caring Safely and Domestic Abuse
11
Feeding Safely
15
Fire Safety
17
Home Safety
19
Immunisation
22
Safety Around Pets
24
Smoke Free Homes
26
Sun Safety
28
Travel Safely
29
Water Safety
31
General Child Safety Advice
33
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
One in eleven children in the UK live in a family
with alcohol problems.
Over a quarter of a million young people have
one or more parents with a serious drug
problem.
Over 50% of child protection case conferences
include parental alcohol misuse and it is a
contributory factor in cases of neglect.
Problem drinking is often kept secret in families
and both parents and children may be reluctant
to seek help.
Drugs and alcohol are contributory factors in a
significant number of road accidents.
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Many sudden infant deaths locally have been
associated with parents alcohol use and falling
asleep with baby in bed or on a sofa.
Alcohol and illegal drug misuse can damage
families, impacting on parents’ ability to care
for their children, how the family functions and
affecting children from pre-birth to adulthood.
Alcohol misuse in families increases the risk of
children developing serious emotional and
social problems in their adult lives.
Parents with alcohol or drug problems may
become increasingly focused on their drinking
or drug taking behaviour, and therefore may
become less loving, caring, nurturing or less
consistent, leading to neglect, abuse or
domestic violence.
Even moderate alcohol use can reduce
attention to safety.
Alcohol and drug use when pregnant can
damage the unborn baby.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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Parents misusing alcohol or illegal drugs
generally try to give the impression of normality
and a secure family life.
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Parents may try to conceal their drink/drug
problem from their children, often
unsuccessfully. Conflict caused by drinking
alcohol is particularly harmful.
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Children's behaviour is often affected by the
unpredictable behaviour of their parent.
Children living in chaotic families have
increased emotional problems and are more
likely to become withdrawn, build up a 'fantasy
world', become angry or aggressive towards
others, or take part in antisocial behaviour as a
way of coping. For others, violence and
aggression is learned behaviour arising from
living in a disruptive household where
arguments are common.
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There may be drug paraphernalia (e.g. tin foil,
needles, pipes, medicine bottles) and/or
alcohol bottles present in the home.
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You may be able to smell alcohol on the
person.
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Parents may appear intoxicated.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
The following leaflet has been recommended by professionals for use by parents:
Pregnancy and Alcohol
Alcohol and Families: What you need to know
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.talktofrank.com
www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
www.drinkaware.co.uk
www.units.nhs.uk
www.nhs.uk
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ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
ARCH Initiatives
Support for people misusing drugs in St Helens
(until 31/03/2010)
01744 730072
47
Ashley House
Support for people misusing alcohol and drugs
in Halton.
Halton 0151 422 1400
0845 6011500
48
Footsteps
Footsteps provide support for families of those
misusing drugs.
North Cheshire
01925 244524
49
FRANK
National Drugs Helpline
0800 776600
n/a
Health Improvement Team
Identification, screening, offering of brief
advice/interventions and referral for clients
within the Neighbourhood Management areas:
Central Link, Sutton, Parr, Earlestown.
St Helens
01744 697433
Halton
01928 593062
58
Lifestyles Team
Support for people misusing alcohol.
St Helens 01744 457225
50
PADA (Parents Against Drug
Abuse)
Support for families of substance users. (10 am
- 4 pm, Monday - Friday).
08457 023867
n/a
Young Addaction
Support for young people (13-19) misusing
drugs in Halton.
01928 580242
n/a
Young People’s Drug and
Alcohol Team
Support for young people (13-19) misusing
drugs in St Helens.
01744 675605
n/a
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Alcohol and families. What
you need to know about
alcohol.
Professionals and Both
Parents
Health Improvement Team,
NHS Halton and St Helens.
Call 01928 593062 or 01744
697433 for copies.
Pregnancy and Alcohol
Parents
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
Quote: DOH 287652/
Pregnancy and alcohol
Babies and
pre-natal
Where to find it
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ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
How much is too much when
you’re having a baby?
Parents
Babies and
pre-natal
email [email protected]
Quote: 277507/How much is
too much when you’re having a
baby?
Alcohol, know your limits
(website)
Parents
Babies and
pre-natal
http://units.nhs.uk/index.php
FRANK (website)
Young People
(useful for
everyone)
n/a
www.talktofrank.com
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
BABY SLEEP SAFE
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Over 300 healthy babies die unexpectedly
every year in the UK due to Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome (SIDS) which is also known as
cot death. Following the advice below will
help to reduce the risk of SIDS.
The impact on families is devastating. There
have been several deaths due to SIDS in
Halton and St Helens over the past year.
Recent research shows that the rate of SIDS
increases strongly if the baby shares a bed.
The safest place for a baby to sleep is in his or
her own cot or crib in a room shared by an
adult - this includes daytime sleeps too.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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People smoking in household.
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Evidence of baby sleeping in bed with
parents - cot may not be present or not
always used.
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Baby sleeping with parent on sofa,
armchair or bed.
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Is the room too hot or are there too many
blankets on the cot?
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Alcohol or drug use by parents - this
increases the risk of falling asleep with the
baby, overlay and suffocation.
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Baby not breastfed.
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Baby not immunised.
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Mothers under the age of 20 years.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
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Don’t let anyone smoke in front of baby.
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Always sleep baby in own cot, on their
back without overheating.
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Breastfeed baby and make sure they have
their immunisations.
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Seek prompt medical attention if baby is
unwell.
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Never sleep with baby on sofa/armchair,
or with you in bed. This can lead to
suffocation, particularly if you are tired or
have taken alcohol.
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If you have a drink make sure that
someone who hasn’t had alcohol is caring
for your baby that night.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.fsids.org.uk
www.nhs.uk
www.dh.gov.uk
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Health Visitors
Health Visitors can provide advice and support
to parents and carers on preventing sudden
infant death and support for people affected.
Halton
0151 495 5066
St Helens 01744 627567
59
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BABY SLEEP SAFE
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Reduce the Risk of Cot
Death: NHS Booklet
Parents
Babies
DOH [email protected] quote:
292301
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Give me room to breathe
Parents
Babies
www.lancashire.gov.uk/education
/safe_child_board
Poster/factsheet
Dangers of co-sleeping
Parents
Babies
www.fsid.org.uk
There were three in the bed
FSID poster
Parents
Both
www.fsid.org.uk
Time to go back to sleep
Flyer
Parents
Babies
FSID Helpline 020 7233 2090
www.fsid.org.uk
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
CARING SAFELY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Children need care and support to keep them
safe. Being a parent of young children can be
challenging and many parents can feel isolated
and overwhelmed.
Every year children are hurt because they are not
cared for adequately. This can include:
! Neglect - basic care and shelter
! Physical abuse
! Sexual abuse
! Psychological abuse
Parents with additional needs (e.g. substance
misuse, mental health difficulties) may need
more support to keep their children safe.
Early intervention and support can prevent
problems escalating.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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Disorganised household - untidy.
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Change in children’s behaviour - more withdrawn.
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Signs of bruising.
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Changes in family circumstances - new partners, family break-ups etc.
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Parents feeling unable to cope.
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History of domestic abuse with carers.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
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Discuss concerns with parents/carers unless sexual abuse or fabricated illness is suspected.
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Discuss concerns with senior manager within organisation and follow organisational processes.
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Engage with other agencies through CAF process.
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Referral to social care if real and immediate concerns of harm.
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Children’s Centres
Range of services for children and families.
Halton
St Helens
01928 706306
0800 952 9523
39/40
Children’s Social Care
Family Support Services.
Halton
St Helens
0151 907 8300
01744 456000
41/42
Health Visiting
Support and advice for families on all health
issues 0-5 years.
Halton
St Helens
0151 495 5066
01744 627567
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DOMESTIC ABUSE
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
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1in 4 women will experience domestic
abuse within their lifetime.
30% of women in England and Wales say
they have been physically assaulted by a
partner at some point.
30% of domestic abuse starts or escalates
when a woman is pregnant.
90% of children are in the same or next
room during the incident.
750,000 children a year witness domestic
abuse.
Males can also be victims of domestic
abuse.
Police receive a call to stop domestic abuse
every minute.
12 women a week are killed by a current or
former partner.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
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WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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Are parents/carers aware of the risks to
both themselves and their ability to parent
appropriately?
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Are there recent stressors within the family?
E.g. divorce/separation, violent history,
debt, unemployment, isolation,
alcohol/drug misuse etc.
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Does the child have evidence of physical or
emotional harm? E.g. unexplained
injuries/bruises, anxiousness, depression,
Children living in households where abuse
occurs are at risk of serious harm and
possibly death.
Living with domestic abuse can have a long
term effect on the victim’s ability to
keep themselves and their children safe.
The effects of witnessing domestic abuse can
affect children in a variety of ways. This can
vary depending on the age, vulnerability and
resilience of the child. Effects might include:
stress; illness; lack of trust; inability to develop
“healthy relationships”; anger; isolation;
anxiety; shame; disruptive behaviour at
home/school.
nightmares, flashbacks, recurring
physical complaints e.g. stomach aches,
temper tantrums, withdrawn, aggressive,
etc.
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Does the adult show signs of emotional or
physical abuse? For example, do they
have unexplained injuries; or are they
accompanied by a partner who won't let
them speak for themselves or have
they missed health screening appointments
etc?
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
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They are not alone.
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They will be believed.
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People are available to offer advice or support to help you live safely.
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Help is available.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.nspcc.org.uk
www.sthelens.gov.uk
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DOMESTIC ABUSE
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Children’s Services
(Children’s Social Care)
Telephone to report concerns about a child
being abused or neglected.
Halton (9am - 5pm)
0151 907 8305
Halton Out of Hours
0345 0500 148/
0151 907 8314
41
St Helens (9am -5pm)
01744 456600
St Helens Out of Hours
0845 0500148
42
Cheshire (Halton)
0845 458 0000
70
Merseyside (St Helens)
0151 709 6010
71
Police
Ring to report concerns about domestic abuse.
This service deals with some aspects of drug
enforcement and supports the multi-agency
concept with both advice and training. It also
advocates harm reduction and enforcement.
Child Protection
0151 777 6384
Domestic Violence
0151 777 6389
Both Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Crimestoppers
0800 555 111
In an emergency where
someone is in danger,
always dial 999.
NSPCC
Provides treatment and therapeutic support
services for children who have been abused,
domestic abuse prevention in order to help
children and their families overcome domestic
abuse and help rebuild healthy relationships.
They also provide training on domestic abuse
for local agencies.
www.nspcc.org.uk
01744 614682
n/a
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DOMESTIC ABUSE
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Are you having
domestic/relationship
difficulties?
Parents
Both
St Helens Council.
Quote: 0800662M
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FEEDING SAFELY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Breastfeeding protects babies against infection and is
the best form of food for the first 6 months.
Breastfed babies are less likely to become overweight
children.
If bottle/formula feeding is used then all equipment
needs to be sterilised and formula made up correctly.
Babies should not be weaned before 6 months and
nothing should be added to feeds before this time.
Sugary drinks can harm babies’ teeth and should be
avoided.
As babies grow children need lumps in food to help
develop their mouth muscles for chewing and speech.
Drinks should be given in a beaker cup where
possible.
The right nutritional start in life
provides protection against infection
and lays the right foundation for
growth. Poor weaning can cause
childhood obesity, poor speech and
dental decay.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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Babies under 6 months being given solids.
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If the mother is breastfeeding then support and encourage them to continue as long as possible.
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Choking hazards evident.
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Bottles with sugary drinks evident.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
Feed baby only milk up to 6 months
?
Gradually introduce a healthy range of
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Keep an eye on your child when eating to
make sure they don’t choke
food
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Don’t use food as a reward
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.nhs.uk/start4life
www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk
www.nhs.uk/conditions/babies-weaning
www.laleche.org.uk
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Health Visitors/Midwives
Can provide information, advice and support on
breastfeeding and weaning.
Halton 0151 495 5066
St Helens 01744 627567
59
Community Food Workers
The team offers a number of initiatives to
support parents and children in their early years,
e.g. breastfeeding support groups, weaning
parties, and healthy eating programmes.
Halton 01928 759307
St Helens 01744 677028
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FEEDING SAFELY
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Get Closer - Support Group
Booklet
Parents
Babies
NHS Halton and St Helens
Weaning: Starting Solid Food
Parents
Babies
www.dh.gov.uk/publications
Ref 278960
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Association of Breastfeeding
Mothers
Parents
Babies
www.abm.me.uk
Breastfeeding Answer Book
La Leche League
Professionals
Babies
www.laleche.org.uk
Directory of Breast Feeding
Resources
Professionals
Babies
www.dh.gov.uk
Pub. No. 4097197
National Childbirth Trust
Professionals and
Parents
Babies
www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.c
om
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FIRE SAFETY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Accidental fire, injury, death:
You’re twice as likely to die in a fire if
you don’t have a smoke alarm that works.
! 90 people die each year because the
battery in their smoke alarm was flat or
missing.
! Over half of home fires are caused by
cooking accidents.
! More than five fires a day are started by
candles.
! Every three days someone dies from a
fire caused by a cigarette.
! Faulty electrics (appliances, wiring and
overloaded sockets) cause around 7,000
house fires across the country every year.
There have been a number of preventable fires
in Halton and St Helens over the last year.
The impact is devastating for the family.
!
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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Are there working smoke detectors in the
property?
?
Has a Home Safety Assessment (HSA) been
carried out by the Fire Service?
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Overloaded electrical sockets
?
Matches and lighters in reach of children
?
Candles on plastic surfaces
It is easy to be wise after the event, but some
simple measures adopted by families could
reduce the number dramatically.
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Missing or removed internal doors
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Blocked escape routes
?
Discarded cigarettes or overflowing
ashtrays
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Children sleeping on matresses on floors
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
Suggest free home fire safety check from the Fire Service
?
Check their smoke alarm regularly
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.cheshirefire.gov.uk
www.merseyfire.gov.uk
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Fire and Rescue Service
Free home fire safety checks and smoke alarm
fitting service
Cheshire (Halton)
0151 495 3510
53
Merseyside (St Helens)
0151 496 4000
54
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FIRE SAFETY
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Fire Safety in the Home
Parents
Both
FS069
www.firekills.gov.uk
Cheshire Fire Service
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
6 sense poster
Parents
Both
ww.cheshirefire.gov.uk
Fancy a cuppa?
Education pack
Professionals
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT DVD001
Home Fire Safety Advice
Merseyside Fire and Rescue
Service
Parents
Both
www.merseyfire.gov.uk
Hot drinks can hurt me
Parents
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT POS011
How safe is your child from
burns and scalds
Parents
Babies
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT LEA012
Keep hot drinks out of my
reach
Parents
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT FLY001
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HOME SAFETY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The risks are greater in children aged 1 - 4 years and
include:
!
Hazards left in reach - hot drinks, cleaning fluids,
small items, cigarettes, heaters, unsafe electrics.
!
Falls from heights – stairs, windows, furniture.
!
Fires – smoke detectors not working, chip pans,
lighters.
!
Inadequate/unsafe heaters, unsafe electrics, poorly
positioned cookers.
!
Safety equipment not being used or not properly
installed.
!
Children being left alone with dogs.
A large number of hospital A&E attendances
and admissions in young children are due to
preventable accidents in the household. Many
of the more serious events occur when children
are in other households - e.g. neighbours and
grandparents, so parents need to be happy
with the level of safety in all situations where
they leave their children.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
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Home in poor state of repair and
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Hazards visible in the home – risk of falls, choking
hazards, etc.
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Appropriate safety equipment not installed –
organisation.
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Parents/carers not aware of or motivated to
deal with the risks.
window & cupboard locks, stair gates, fireguards,
etc.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
Fit smoke alarm
?
Try to keep the home as tidy as possible.
?
Fit appropriate safety equipment if it is not
already installed.
?
Access local Handyman schemes where available.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.rospa.com
www.direct.gov.uk
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Equipment Schemes
Can offer support with purchasing and fitting
safety equipment
Halton Helps
0151 423 3121
51
Family Information Service
0800 952 9523
Home Improvement
Agencies
Private Sector Initiatives
Carry out home safety checks, fit equipment to
homes and carry out repairs
Inspection of properties and financial assistance
Handyman St Helens
01744 456237
Home Improvement Agency
St Helens 01744 676555
Halton 0303 333 4300
St Helens 01744 671602
Halton 0151 906 4831,
ext 3070
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65
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HOME SAFETY
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Be Safe 0-8 months:
You and Your Baby
Be Safe 2-3 years:
Better and Faster
Be Safe 3-5 years:
Growing Up Fast
Be Safe 8 months - 2 years
You and Your Toddler
Keep your home free from damp
and mould
Parents
Babies
Parents
Toddlers
Parents
Toddlers
Parents
Toddlers
Parents
Both
Halton Helps/Hertfordshire Health
Promotion
Halton Helps/Hertfordshire Health
Promotion
Halton Helps/Hertfordshire Health
Promotion
Halton Helps/Hertfordshire Health
Promotion
Astron B40843 4/05: for free copies
call: 08457 741 741
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HOME SAFETY
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Accident alert
Parents
Both
Accidents and child development
Professionals
Both
Assured and Assured Shorthold
Tenancies: A guide for tenants
Essential information for landlords
and agents
Halton Helps Home Equipment Low
Price Scheme - leaflet
Housing Options in St Helens
How safe are your child’s toys?
Parents
Families
Landlords
N/A
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT CH001
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT GUI001
Welsh Assembly Government
ISBN 978 1 4098 1104 6
Asset skills
Parents
Both
Available from Halton Children’s Centres
Parents
Parents
Families
Both
How safe is your child at home?
Parents
Both
How safe is your child from a serious
fall?
How safe is your child in the garden?
Parents
Both
Parents
Both
I can choke on small things
Parents
Both
I can easily fall down stairs
Parents
Both
Make sure my fingers don’t get
trapped
Preventing childhood accidents
Parents
Both
Parents
Both
Preventing homelessness
Parents
Families
Put small things where I can’t choke
on them
Parents
Both
What might poison your child?
Carbon Monoxide NHS Leaflet
Parents
Parents
Both
Both
St Helens Council. 0600611B
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT LEA002
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT LEA019
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT LEA018
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT LEA013
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT POS013
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT POS014
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT FLY003
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT GUI009
St Helens Council: Urgan Regeneration
and Housing 0601039G
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT FLY002
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.htm.
Quote: CAPT LEA011
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
Quote: DOH 289814
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
PROTECTION FROM INFECTION AND IMMUNISATION
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
!
!
!
!
!
!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Children who are not immunised are at risk
of developing a preventable disease that
could have serious consequences for the
child.
If there are a lot of children in a community
who are not immunised, the number of
children at risk of developing a vaccine
preventable disease will increase and there
will be an increased risk of an outbreak of
disease.
Immunisation is a safe and effective way of
protecting children against serious diseases.
In the UK, the childhood immunisation
programme starts at 2 months of age.
It is important that children receive their
vaccines at the right age.
It is never too late to have a child
immunised.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
?
Are parents motivated and able to take
their child for immunisation appointments?
?
Are parents/carers aware of the benefits of
immunising their child?
?
Are parents/carers aware of the risks of not
immunising their child?
It is important that babies have their first
vaccines at 2 months of age to ensure that
they are protected from serious disease as
early as possible.
It is also important that children receive all
of the vaccines that they are eligible for as
this will ensure that they obtain maximum
benefit from the immunisation programme.
Children who cannot be immunised
because of a medical condition or
treatment that they may be taking also gain
protection if there is a high uptake of
vaccines in the community in which they
live.
!
!
!
?
Do parents/carers have access to
information on the childhood immunisation
programme?
?
Are the parents up to date with their own
immunisations (e.g. MenC vaccine is
recommended up to age 25 years)?
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
Contact their Health Visitor or GP surgery for further information.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.immunisation.nhs.uk
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Health Visitors
Provide information and advice on
immunisation.
Halton
0151 495 5066
St Helens 01744 627567
59
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PROTECTION FROM INFECTION AND IMMUNISATION
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
A guide to immunisations up
to 13 months of age
Parents
Babies
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
NHS 284537
A guide to pre-school
immunisations 3-5 years
Parents
Toddlers
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
NHS 275776
Immunisations at 12 and 13
months of age
Parents
Babies
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
NHS 284414
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Childhood immunisations
poster
Parents
Both
NHS 275875
Immunisation
Institute of Child Health
Professionals and
Parents
Both
www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/immunisation/
Immunisation
Professionals and
Parents
Both
www.immunisation.nhs.uk
New vaccines for children
under 2 years of age
Parents
Both
NHS 276439
TB BCG vaccine and your
baby
Parents
Babies
NHS 283286
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
SAFETY AROUND PETS
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
To raise awareness of issues surrounding
infants, babies and young children in relation
to ensuring the infant remains safe at all times
around pets. Although this section refers to
dogs, much of the information below can be
applied to any other household pets.
!
!
Every year several children in the UK are
killed or seriously injured by dogs.
To reduce the number of injuries in the
household from animal bites and scratches.
will do damage.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
?
Children/babies/toddlers being left unattended with
dogs moving freely around.
?
Dogs looking nervous and unsure around adults,
children, babies and toddlers. Dogs may have tails
down or tucked between their legs, have ears back or
be backing away all the time. They may be panting
and pacing.
?
Over boisterous dogs that may be jumping around
on the furniture and near children. They may be
uncontrollable by owner. Just a scratch with a claw
?
Collecting by the dog of children's toy's and
reluctance to give them up.
?
Dog taking food from the child's hands, bowls, etc.
?
The dog sleeping on the child's cushion, bed etc.
?
Evidence of fouling and marking within the property,
especially in areas predominantly used by the child.
?
Cat litter trays should always be kept clean.
Toxocariasis is present in both cat and dog faeces.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
Dogs are pack animals first, pets next and should always be
the lowest member of their pack: the family. This is done by
following simple guidelines. A few points are listed below:
?
A dog must not sit close to the child eating, highchairs
?
Use of dog gates, indoor crates, etc. to provide
?
A dog should never be allowed to be at a higher level
?
Train the dog to sit when greeting people, especially
than the child i.e. a toddler playing on the floor with the
dog on the furniture.
?
A dog should not be allowed access to the upstairs of the
house and should never be allowed to rest on the top
landing. Any toddler crawling upstairs is in a vulnerable
situation.
?
A dog must always eat last within the family.
children.
all, babies, infants and children must
never be left alone with a dog.
?
This also applies when visiting friends and relatives
homes.
or the dining table. Train the dog to sit away in its bed.
barriers.
?
Above
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.thekennelclub.org.uk
www.battersea.org.uk
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Dog Warden Service
(Council)
Advice on what to do about dangerous dogs
Halton 0303 333 4300
St Helens 01744 456789
45
46
RSPCA
Local Centre
0151 486 1706
n/a
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SAFETY AROUND PETS
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Safety Around Dogs
Parents
Both
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
www.battersea.org.uk
The Blue Dog Parent Guide
and CD Rom
Parents
Both
British Small Animal Veterinary
Association
www.bsava.com
BSAVA product Code: P04000
PAGE 26
CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
SMOKE FREE HOMES
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Babies and children exposed to cigarette smoke have:
! Much higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
than children of non-smokers.
! Increased risk of meningitis.
! More chance of getting glue ear which can lead to
partial deafness.
! Increased risk of asthma attacks and chest infections.
! Much higher risk of needing hospital care in their first
year of life.
! More chance of coughs, colds and wheezes.
! More time off sick from school compared with
children of non-smokers.
Tobacco smoke contains poisonous gases,
tar and thousands of toxic chemicals.
Children are even more sensitive to smoke
than adults as their bodies and lungs are
young and still developing. Children need
protecting by keeping their playing,
sleeping and eating areas completely
smoke free.
Every three days someone dies from a fire caused by a
cigarette.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
?
Smell of tobacco
?
Evidence of cigarettes/lighters/ashtrays in
the home
?
Parents visibly smoking in front of children
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
Try to smoke outside and out of sight of
children
?
Has the parent/carer considered quitting?
If so, can you support them to access the
smoking cessation service?
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.nhs.uk/gosmokefree
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Health Improvement Team
Smoke free home award scheme (targeted at
specific wards in Halton)
01928 593 085
75
Smoking Cessation Services
(SUPPORT)
Offers advice and support to help people stop
smoking (available to anyone who wants to quit
smoking)
Halton 01928 593043
St Helens 01744 814837
76
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SMOKE FREE HOMES
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Protecting babies and
children from second hand
smoke: tips for smokers who
live with children
Parents
Both
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
Quote: DOH 508VA
Parents
Both
www.smokefree.nhs.uk
Second hand smoke kills
(leaflet)
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Protecting babies and children
from second-hand smoke
(leaflet)
Parents
Both
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
Quote: DOH 5080SHS
Second hand smoke kills
(leaflet)
Parents
Both
www.orderline.dh.gov.uk
Quote: DOH 273950/6000D
Smoke free homes pack
The smoke free team
Parents
Both
Halton Borough Council
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
SUN SAFETY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Getting sunburnt as a child is painful and
leads to a greater risk of skin cancer in
later life.
!
!
!
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
Babies
Check that:
?
Babies under the age of six months are
being protected from the sun at all
times.
?
Ideally they should be kept in the shade
as much as possible.
?
Sunscreen is being used to protect any
exposed areas of skin.
?
Babies in buggies are being protected
by the use of a sun umbrella, as quite
often, arms and legs are exposed to
the sun.
Children’s skin burns easily.
It is important that children, especially babies and
toddlers, are given the protection they deserve.
The good news is that sun damage can be
avoided.
Experts believe that in four out of every five cases
skin cancer is preventable.
Toddlers and Young Children
Check that parents and carers are following the
advice below:
?
Take care not to let your child burn. Don’t be
fooled by a cool breeze or light cloud.
?
Make sure your child is covered up with loose
fitting clothing and wearing a hat and sunglasses.
?
Ensure your child stays in the shade between
11am and 3 pm when the sun is strongest.
?
Make sure you apply a high factor sunscreen to
your child with an SPF of at least 15+ and high
UVA protection. Apply this generously and often,
especially if in and out of water.
?
If possible use a child’s sunscreen and patch test
before using it to check for allergies.
?
Try to get your child to drink plenty of fluids.
?
Report any changes to moles or skin growths that
you notice on your child to your doctor.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
Sun Smart Campaign
Cancer Research UK
www.sunsmart.org.uk
www.cancerresearchuk.org
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Directory
Page No
Health Improvement Team
Can offer general advice and support on sun
protection.
Halton
St Helens
01928 593057
01744 626667
n/a
Health Visitor
Practice Nurses
Doctor or Pharmacist
Can help if parent has noticed changes to
child’s skin, e.g. moles or new growths.
Halton
St Helens
0151 495 5066
01744 627567
59
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TRAVEL SAFELY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
!
!
!
!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Wearing seat belts saves over 2,000 lives every year.
80-90% of child seats are incorrectly fitted or adjusted.
During a head-on collision, a young, unrestrained child in a car
travelling at only 25mph can be catapulted forward through the
windscreen.
Nearly half of all children killed or injured on the road are
passengers in cars.
Wearing a properly fitted and adjusted
restraint reduces the risk of injury to
children by up to 65%.
Adult seat belts are best for people with
an adult bone structure. Children need
to use child seats and boosters to be
safe.
Children up to 135cms in height must
use the appropriate child restraint.
!
!
The Law
!
!
!
For everyone's safety, the law requires a seat belt to be used if
one is fitted and children up to 135cm in height or 12 years old
(which ever comes first) to use a child restraint when travelling
in any car, van or goods vehicle. A child may use an adult belt
when they reach 135cm in height or the age of 12.
You must not carry an unrestrained child in the front seat of any
vehicle.
You must wear a seat belt in cars and goods vehicles where one
is fitted. There are very few exceptions to this. The driver is
liable to prosecution if a child under 14 does not wear a seat
belt or child restraint.
!
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
?
Cars with no booster seats in them.
?
Parents unaware of how to fit a booster seat to the car.
?
Inappropriate seat for weight of child.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
There are several different types of child
restraints, baby seats, child seats, booster seats
and booster cushions. Check on the seat
description that it is suitable for the child's
weight.
?
Before buying a child restraint, you should try it
out in your car to make sure it fits properly. Ask
for a demonstration before purchasing.
?
Take time to make sure your child restraints are
fitted properly every time.
?
If in doubt contact the Road Safety Team in the
Council.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.dft.gov.uk/think
www.highwaycode.gov.uk
www.childseats.org.uk
www.halfords com
www.rospa.com
www.mothercare.com
WHO CAN HELP LOCALLY?
Name of Service
Support Offered
Contact Details
Road Safety Team (Council)
For advice and support to fit car booster seats
Halton 0151 4717 365
St Helens 01744 673233
Directory
Page No
73
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
TRAVEL SAFELY
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Road Safety Matters
Parents
Toddlers
www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
Quote: T/INF/1307
Other Helpful Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Buckle up for Baby and You
Parents
Babies
www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
Quote: T/INF/1103
Get Across Road Safety
Parents
Both
www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
Quote: T/INF/697
How safe is your child in the
car?
Parents
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT LEA015
How to fit a child’s . . .
Parents
Both
www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
Quote: T/INF/697
It’s fun to out, but . . .
Parents
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT BKT007
Law - Department for
Transport
Professionals and
Parents
Both
www.direct.gov.uk
Seatbelts and Child Restraints
Professionals and
Parents
Both
www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
Parents
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT POS012
We can get thrown about in
the car
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
WATER SAFETY
WHAT IS THE ISSUE?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Young children are at high risk of injury or death
around water. There are two main areas of
concern surrounding water safety:
1. Scalds in Bath Water
!
! Due to the fragile, thin skin of babies and
small children they are much more easily
scalded by water which would not be hot enough
to harm an adult.
! Most instances of bath water scalds occur in
lower socio-economic groups.
!
2. Accidental Drowning
!
! Children can drown in water of only 5cm (2
inches) deep. As well as baths, ponds and
paddling pools, potential dangers include
any container which may become filled with
rain water.
WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?
?
Open garden ponds, filled paddling pools,
and rain-filled garden containers may lead
to drowning.
?
Parents not aware of the risks.
?
Leaving children unattended near/in water.
Annually, around 450 under 5s are
admitted to hospital with scalds from
bath water. Another 2000 children
experience less severe scalds not
requiring hospital treatment.
Of the severely injured children, around
20 will die as a result of their injuries,
and many more will be left with longterm scarring, possibly requiring many
years of hospital treatment.
In 2007, 14 children under 5 died as a
result of drowning. There were many
more episodes of near-drowning, some
leading to life-long disability.
?
Having an older child in the bath who may
turn on the hot tap.
?
Adding hot water to the bath before cold will
increase the chances of scalds in young
children.
WHAT ADVICE CAN I GIVE TO PARENTS?
?
Never leave a child unattended in the bath
?
Turn over any containers, wheelbarrows,
or bathroom, or around water.
?
Fit a thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) to
taps.
?
Cover up or fill in garden ponds, and put a
fence with a self-locking gate around
swimming pools.
?
Empty and deflate or turn over paddling
pools.
etc in the garden which may fill with water.
?
Make sure children cannot get into
neighbours’ gardens.
?
Don’t let older children play around water
or swim in open water without adult
supervision.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GO FOR FURTHER INFORMATION?
www.capt.org.uk
www.rospa.com/homesafety/advice/index.htm
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WATER SAFETY
Recommended Publications
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Water Safety Advice from
STA for New Mums and
Dads
Parents
Both
www.swimkidz.co.uk/files/STA_T
oddler_Brochure_ENG.pdf
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GENERAL CHILD SAFETY ADVICE
Helpful Publications
Here is a list of publications containing general information about child safety.
Publication
Aimed at . . .
Babies/
Toddlers
Where to find it
Babies Safety Tips
Parents
Babies
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT LEA020
I’m only a baby but . . .
Parents
Babies
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT BKT005
Keep your baby safe
Parents
Babies
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT BKT001
Now I can crawl I can . . .
Parents
Both
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT BKT006
Toddlers and Up
Parents
Toddlers
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT LEA021
Toddler Safety Tips
Parents
Toddlers
www.capt.org.uk/sales/default.ht
m. Quote: CAPT LEA021
Widnes Children’s Centres
Activities and Services
Parents
Both
Available from local children’s
centres
Widnes Children’s Centres
Timetable
Parents
Both
Available from local children’s
centres
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useful.
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directory
The following two pages (36 and 37) provide a ‘quick view’ table for
you so that you can easily identify the safety issues that each agency
addresses.
The directory of services begins on page 38 and is arranged in
alphabetical order.
PAGE 36
Arena Housing Group
Children’s Centres - Halton
Children’s Centres - St Helens
Children & Young People’s Services - Halton
Children & Young People’s Services - St Helens
Community Food Workers - Health Improvement Team
Community Parents Project - Halton
Dog Warden Service - Halton
Dog Warden Service - St Helens
Drugs and Alcohol Services - Arch Initiatives, St Helens
Drugs and Alcohol Services - Ashley House, Halton
Drugs and Alcohol Services - Footsteps, St Helens
Drug and Alcohol Services - Lifestyles Team
Equipment Schemes Halton “Halton Helps”
Family Support - St Helens
Fire and Rescue Service - Cheshire
Fire and Rescue Service - Merseyside
Halton Domestic Abuse Service
Halton Housing Trust
Handyperson Scheme - St Helens
Health Improvement Team (Drugs and Alcohol)
Health Visiting - Halton
Water Safety
Travel Safely
Sun Safety
Smoke Free Homes
Safety Around Pets
Immunisation
Home Safety
General Child Safety Advice
Fire Safety
Feeding Safely
Caring Safely and Domestic Abuse
Baby Sleep Safe
Alcohol and Drug Misuse
CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
PP
P
P
P
P
P
P
PP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
PP
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
PP
P
P
P
P
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P
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P
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Helena Partnerships
Home Improvement Agency - Halton
Home Improvement Agency - St Helens
Home Start - St Helens
Housing: Private Sector Initiatives - Halton Council
Housing: Private Sector Initiatives - St Helens Council
Independent Sexual Violence Advocate
Liverpool Housing Trust
Parenting Practitioners - Halton
Plus Dane Group
Police - Cheshire
Police - Merseyside
Riverside
Road Safety - Halton and St Helens
School Nursing Service
Smoke Free Homes - Health Improvement Team (Tobacco Control)
Smoking Cessation Service - Halton and St Helens
Walk-in Centres
Warm Front
Water Safety
Travel Safely
Sun Safety
Smoke Free Homes
Safety Around Pets
Immunisation
Home Safety
General Child Safety Advice
Fire Safety
Feeding Safely
Caring Safely and Domestic Abuse
Baby Sleep Safe
Alcohol and Drug Misuse
CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
PP
P
P
P
PP
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P
P
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Arena Housing Group
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Arena Housing Group
Caring Safely and c/o Arena Homes
Domestic Abuse
Tolver Street
St Helens
WA10 1EW
01744 670221
Feeding Safely
Halton
P
www.arena-housing.com
P
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
St Helens
P
P
Open to
All
P
Targeted
Groups
P
Services offered:
Housing and housing with support/care.
Our main role is providing social rented housing for residents in a number of
areas across the North West, including Halton and St Helens. Arena Homes
provides general needs housing but Arena Options provide specialist housing
and support to homeless people and families, young people and elderly who
need extra care. We work in partnership with other agencies.
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Who the service is targeted at:
Arena Homes services are aimed at all those who require accommodation.
Arena Options is aimed at those people who need housing related support or
care.
Travel Safety
How the services can be accessed:
To access Arena Homes contact the Choice Based Lettings Schemes where
appropriate or the main contact number (above). Arena Options provides
many services which can accessed in different ways. Initially, contact 01744
670221.
Water Safety
Additional information:
None.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
P
Baby Sleep Safe
P
Children’s Centres - Halton
Contact Details:
Children’s Centres - Halton
Contact the Family Information Service on 01928 704306
or your local centre:
Ditton
Kingsway
Warrington Road
Halton Lodge
Brookvale
Halton Brook
0151 420 5482
0151 907 8350
0151 424 4686
01928 573107
01928 797160
01928 573265
www.halton.gov.uk
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
P
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
P
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
P
Services offered:
Halton Children’s Centres provide many different services and activities for
parents, parents-to-be, their babies, toddlers, young children and the rest of the
family. These services are provided in Centres, community venues and families
homes.
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Home Safety
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Immunisation
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Halton Helps is a subsidised safety equipment scheme available to all families
living in Halton who are registered with a Children's Centre. See page 51of this
directory for more information.
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Both universal and targeted; working with other professionals to identify and
support our most vulnerable families.
How the services can be accessed:
Families can access the service by registering with their local Children's Centre.
Professionals can complete a Children's Centre service request form.
Additional information:
See website: www.halton.gov.uk
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Domestic Abuse
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Fire Safety
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Contact Details:
Children’s Centres - St Helens
Contact the Family Information Service on 0800 952 9523
for details of Children’s Centres.
www.sthelens.gov.uk
Billinge Children’s Centre:
Central Link Children’s Centre:
Eccleston Children’s Centre:
Four Ways Children’s Centre:
Haydock Children’s Centre:
Moss Bank Children’s Centre:
Newton Children’s Centre:
Parr Children’s Centre:
Rainford Children’s Centre:
main centre - Moss Bank
Rainhill Children’s Centre:
main centre - Thatto Heath
Sutton Children’s Centre:
Thatto Heath Children’s Centre:
01744 678225
01744 673444
01744 678211
01744 678026
01744 678334
01744 672020
01744 672037
01744 614340
Halton
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St Helens
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All
Targeted
Groups
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01744 678235
01744 678245
01744 822160
01744 678372
Services offered:
Home Safety Equipment Scheme is targeted at those families with children aged
0-5 years who may not be able to afford home safety equipment.
Safety Around
Pets
Eligibility criteria:
Home visit is offered by Children’s Centre Link Workers who undertake a home
safety assessment. Home safety advice and information is given to parents.
Smoke Free
Homes
Who the service is targeted at:
Families with children aged 0-5 years who may not be able to afford home
safety equipment and meet the eligibility criteria.
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Professionals can access the service by contacting Children’s Centres directly or
on a Sure Start service request form. Parents can self refer by contacting the
nearest Children’s Centre or the Family Information Service on Freephone 0800
952 9523.
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Additional information:
See website: www.sthelens.gov.uk
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Misuse
Children & Young People’s Services - Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Children & Young People’s Services - Halton
Grosvenor House
Halton Lea
Runcorn
WA7 2WD
01928 704341
www.haltonsafeguarding.co.uk
Social Care 0151 907 8300
Emergency Duty Team Out of Hours 0345 0500 148/
[email protected]
0151 907 8314
Halton
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Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
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All
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Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
! Family Specialist Service - social care advice and support for children with
Level 3a and b needs.
! Children with disabilities team - provide social work support, community
based services and respite support for families of disabled children.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Who the service is targeted at:
Children and families who meet the criteria of need.
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
How the services can be accessed:
If you are worried a child is being abused, contact the Safeguarding Children
Board on the numbers above.
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Additional information:
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Children & Young People’s Services - St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Children and Young People’s Services - St Helens
Caring Safely and Atlas House
Domestic Abuse
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA9 1LD
Halton
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Feeding Safely
01744 456000
0845 050 0148
9am - 5pm: Contact Centre
Emergency Duty Team
www.sthelenslscb.org.uk
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
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Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Open to
All
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Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board has responsibility for ensuring
services, policies and procedures are in place to safeguard children, young
people and their families across St Helens. Children and Young People’s
Services provide services which include: The Safeguarding Unit, The Family
Support Service, Social Care Fieldwork Teams, The Looked After Children’s
Team, The Children with Disabilities Team, The Young Peoples Team and the
Adoption and Fostering Service.
Who the service is targeted at:
Children and Young People’s Services includes social care. On receipt of
referral social workers assess, plan and review packages of support and
protection for families in conjunction with partners and the voluntary sector.
Social workers use a statutory assessment tool to complete initial or core
assessments. The assessment should build on the Common Assessment
Framework, completed in the first instance by other partners. The first priority is
to ensure children are safe and their wellbeing is assured. We aim to do this by
working alongside the family to ensure children are cared for within their own
family. Where this is not possible we provide services to safeguard children,
including those for looked after children and care leavers and children with a
disability.
How the services can be accessed:
If you feel a child is in need of support or are worried a child is being harmed,
contact Children and Young People's Services on the Contact Centre number or
Out of Hours number. The Contact Centre will signpost you to the appropriate
service.
Additional information:
Water Safety
St Helens
The Domestic Violence involving Children Project (DVIC) provides
a specialist service for families experiencing Domestic Violence. The Parenting Commissioner
commissions and co-ordinates parenting support services and the Think Family agenda.
The Emergency Duty Team provides a specialist out of hours service.
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Misuse
Community Food Workers - Health Improvement Team
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Community Food Workers - St Helens
Based at: St Helens Parr Community Fire Station
Correspondence to head office at: Bold Miners Neighbourhood Centre,
Fleet Lane, Parr, St Helens, WA9 2NH
Tel 01744 677028 (Fire Station)
01744 697432 (Head Office)
Fax 01744 697434
Community Food Workers - Halton
Based at: Brookvale Community Centre
Correspondence to office at: Brookvale Community Centre, Northwich
Road, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 6PE
Tel
01928 759307
email: [email protected]
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
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Open to
All
Feeding Safely
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P
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
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Services offered:
We offer a number of programmes about nutrition in the early years from
breast feeding support group (St Helens currently) to weaning parties, healthy
eating and grow, sow and eat programmes. We also offer cooking skills
courses for parents with children under 5. Other programmes can be tailored
depending on the groups’ needs. We provide our programmes in Children’s
Centres, nurseries, community gardens and community centres. Nutrition
training packages for the Early Years is available for all staff.
Community Food Workers also offer services for school age children and
adults.
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Our team works with children under 5 and their families. We work with a
number of health care professionals such as nursery nurses and health visitors.
We also provide training to all staff working in Early Years and Nutrition.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Please contact us via the telephone numbers above or written referral/requests
to the postal addresses above.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Water Safety
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Misuse
Community Parents Project - Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Community Parents Co-ordinator
Caring Safely and The Kings Cross Project
Domestic Abuse
c/o Trinity Church
Peelhouse Lane
Widnes
Cheshire
Feeding Safely
WA8 6TJ
Tel/Fax 0151 420 4905
Halton
P
P
Fire Safety
St Helens
Open to
All
P
Targeted
Groups
[email protected]
Services offered:
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
The Community Parents Programme provides a home visiting (buddying) and advice service to Halton
families, particularly new parents and those who are in danger of being excluded.
The Programme recruits and trains local residents who can identify the issues and challenges facing the
families they are visiting. All volunteers will complete a comprehensive training programme in disciplines
and good practice involved in family visiting, with regular specialist training updates as appropriate. In
addition all volunteers are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked and are subject to two satisfactory
references.
Following training, our volunteers make home visits to discuss with parents any issues and challenges that
they may be facing. They encourage families to share their concerns and then identify potential solutions,
which may be through emotional support, practical help, and information about health or childcare
matters and so on. They also support parents to attend services which they would not normally feel
confident to attend alone, i.e. parent and toddler groups.
Community Parents provide a non-stigmatising service which extends to all new parents especially those
identified as being vulnerable, thereby picking up parents’ anxieties and concerns and offering positive
intervention at an early stage before they escalate into a crisis situation. The definition of 'family' is not
fixed and can vary to include a range of individuals who make up the core carers within the unit they
consider as family.
Who the service is targeted at:
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Homes
Sun Safety
The following family groups living within Halton:
!
new parents
!
lone parents
!
teenage parents
!
families referred by other agencies with previously identified support needs, such as managing
housekeeping, managing money, parenting skills, emotional support
!
families with a child with behavioural difficulties or special needs
How the services can be accessed:
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Water Safety
Families may self-refer to the service or be referred via another agency. If you are an agency making a
referral, you must gain the consent of the parent/carer prior to doing so. Families/agencies may refer
over the phone giving the following details: names and dates of birth of parents/carers and children,
address, contact number/s, name of Health Visitor & GP, details of any other involved agencies. You may
also obtain a referral form from the Kings Cross Project office if preferred and return via post/fax/email.
Additional information:
The Kings Cross Project opening times:
Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.30pm
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Misuse
Dog Warden Service - Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Dog Warden Service - Halton
Rutland House
Halton Lea
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 2GW
0303 333 4300
www.halton.gov.uk
Halton
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Domestic Abuse
St Helens
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All
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Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
The aim of the Dog Warden Service is to promote responsible dog ownership
and to enforce dog control legislation where possible. Our Dog Warden can
provide advice on a range of issues including barking dogs, stray dogs,
dangerous dogs, dog fouling and the enforcement of Dog Control Orders.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Who the service is targeted at:
Everyone
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
How the services can be accessed:
Via 24 hour contact centre 0303 333 4300 or visiting our website
www.halton.gov.uk
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Halton Council also provide an out of hours collection service for stray dogs up to
11:00pm. If you have hold of a stray dog outside of office hours, please ring Animal
Wardens on 0845 241 7253.
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Misuse
Dog Warden Service - St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Dog Warden Service - St Helens
Caring Safely and 3rd Floor
Domestic Abuse
Wesley House
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HE
Feeding Safely
01744 456338
www.sthelens.gov.uk
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Halton
St Helens
Open to
All
P
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
The Dog Wardens provide regular patrols throughout St Helens and respond to
queries about dangerous dogs, stray dogs and dog fouling. The service
promotes responsible dog ownership through education and events working in
partnership with Merseyside Police, RSPCA, Dogs Trust and local training
schools. Home visits to microchip dogs are undertaken at minimal cost.
Free Poop Scoops are available at the One Stop Shop, all Libraries and many
other outlets throughout the borough.
Immunisation
Safety Around
P
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Everyone
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
If you are worried that a household you are working with has a dog that has
bitten or acted aggressively, please telephone the contact number with your
query.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Water Safety
If the household has a dog that you think may be a 'banned breed' dog such as a PIT
BULL TERRIER TYPE a JAPANESE TOSA, FILA BRAZILIA or DOGO ARGENTINA, you
should contact Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010 or 0151 777 8760 and request a
Dog Legislation Officer visit the property.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Drug and Alcohol Services - Arch Initiatives, St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Arch Initiatives
44-48 Claughton Street
St Helens
WA10 4EY
01744 730072
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
P
St Helens
Fax: 01744 756778
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
P
Services offered:
Our prescribing service includes:
Assessments, goal setting, care plans, reviews, one to one support, harm
reduction, syringe exchange, relapse prevention, liaison with Child Protection
Services, working in the community with Sure Start Services, referrals to other
agencies if appropriate.
Health promotion, sexual health, health assessments including immunisation
and blood borne virus testing, and detoxification programmes are offered by
the Nursing Team.
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Prescribing services for adults aged 19 years and over using drugs.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Clients can self refer to treatment or can be referred by other professionals with
their consent.
Additional information:
Our opening hours are Mon 9-5pm (once a month the service is open until
6.30pm). Tuesday 10-5pm. Wednesday to Friday 9-5pm.
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Drugs and Alcohol Services - Ashley House, Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Ashley House
Caring Safely and Ashley Way West
Domestic Abuse
Widnes
WA8 7RP
0151 422 1400 or 0845 601 1500
Halton
P
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
www.ashleyhousehalton.co.uk
St Helens
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Open to
All
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Targeted
Groups
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Services offered:
Assessment, confidence building, goal setting and care plans. A Positive
Parenting Programme (PPP) for parents. Work with children and liaise with child
protection services. Workers will meet clients in home visits or at a neutral
location.
The service provides harm reduction, relapse prevention and maintaining
abstinence, as well as offering health promotion including sexual health advice.
Support for Carers. Family services for children and adults affected by
substance misuse.
A Needle Exchange Scheme and prescribing service are also available.
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Who the service is targeted at:
Adult (19 and over) substance misusers with children under 18 and their
partners.
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Self referral or referral by a professional with consent. Telephone the numbers
above or fill in a form online (web address above).
Additional information:
Open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (and until 7pm on Tuesday). There is a
drop-in service between these hours.
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Drug and Alcohol Services - Footsteps, St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Footsteps
Tontine House
Church Street
St Helens
WA10 1BD
01744 457110/01925 244524
[email protected]
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
P
St Helens
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
P
Services offered:
Footsteps offer a confidential listening, information and support service to any
adult affected by someone else's drug or alcohol misuse. This is done via
telephone support, one to one appointments, home visits and group meetings.
We can help people to build upon their own strengths and coping skills,
enabling family members to bring about small changes in themselves which
can in turn improve the situation at home. Footsteps have friendly trained staff
and our services are available to clients for as long as they wish to access them.
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Footsteps service is targeted to anyone (over 18) who is affected by someone
else's drug or alcohol misuse, this includes parents, partners, siblings and
grandparents.
How the services can be accessed:
The service can be accessed via referral from other agencies or self referral and
can be by phone or in person, however this would be on appointment only
basis as we do not currently have the facilities for a drop in service.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Footsteps have offices in both St Helens and Warrington.
PADA (Parents Against Drug Abuse) may also be able to support families of
substance misusers. Contact them on 0845 702 3867 (Monday - Friday:
10 am - 4pm).
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Drugs and Alcohol Services - Lifestyles Team
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Lifestyles Team
Caring Safely and NHS Halton and St Helens
Domestic Abuse
Balker House
Cowley Hill Lane
St Helens
WA10 2AP
Feeding Safely
Halton
P
Enquiries
Referrals
01744 457225
01744 457237
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Safety Around
Pets
Open to
All
P
Targeted
Groups
P
Services offered:
1)
Brief interventions to raise awareness of the harm to the client’s health
that alcohol can potentially have. Motivational interviewing and
community detoxification programmes for people misusing
alcohol/drugs are also available.
Home Safety
P
2)
Immunisation
P
P
St Helens
Primary care nurses provide health needs assessment, immunisations
and healthcare interventions to all substance misusers (opiates,
stimulants, steroids) accessing substance misuse services (including
syringe exchanges) within St Helens and Newton-le-Willows.
Who the service is targeted at:
Adults within the St Helens Council area requiring assessments for alcohol,
homelessness support, harm reduction for drug use.
How the services can be accessed:
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Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
1) Self referrals can be made via Telephone: 01744 457237. Referrals from other sources i.e.
GP, relatives, other agencies can be made using service referral form. Fax: 01744 457239
(referrals from other sources can also be made via telephone). This service is for anybody
aged 19 years who wants to cut down or stop drinking alcohol. The team works across all
areas of St Helens and Newton-le-Willows. 14 Alcohol Clinics are held weekly in venues
across the borough of St Helens. The service will offer people an appointment within a short
timescale.
2) All individuals attending Community Drugs Treatment services will be offered an appointment
with the team nurses; they can request to see the nurses at anytime during their engagement
with drug treatment services. Service users accessing syringe exchange services can self refer
to see the nurses via the syringe exchange worker. Anybody interested in community opiate
detoxification can be referred by their drugs worker or self refer. Telephone: 01744 457237
3) Homeless Health Team will outreach and facilitate access to vulnerable individuals to services
to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
Additional information:
The team operates Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (although
arrangements can be made to see individuals outside of these hours if required)
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Misuse
Equipment Schemes Halton “Halton Helps”
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Equipment Schemes Halton “Halton Helps”
Dundalk Road
Widnes
WA8 8DF
0151 420 5482
P
Caring Safely and
Halton
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
Low cost safety equipment for the home sold to parents and carers living in
Halton. Equipment includes safety gates, fire guards, socket covers, baby
monitors, bath mats, baby harness/reins, window locks, forehead
thermometers, high visibility safety vests and fridge locks.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Anyone with young children in the household.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Families and carers need to be registered with a Children's Centre to buy
equipment. Equipment currently available from 14 outlets in Halton including
Halton Direct Link.
Additional information:
See website: www.halton.gov.uk
Travel Safety
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P
Misuse
Family Support - St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
P
Contact Details:
Family Support Teams - St Helens
Caring Safely and Contact Family Information Service on 0800 952 9523
Domestic Abuse
for details of Family Support Teams
Halton
P
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
P
P
St Helens
P
Services offered:
1. To work in accordance with Every Child Matters (ECM) progress report
agenda outcomes for children, safeguarding and Child In Need (CIN)
procedures.
2. Carrying out home visits to families.
3. Providing support and advice around financial issues, parenting, housing
etc.
4. Supporting families with issues such as Domestic Violence, Drugs & Alcohol
and Mental Health empowering them to make a change.
5. Direct work with children.
6. Facilitating Positive Parenting Programme parenting courses.
7. Empowering parents to make a change.
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
P
Water Safety
Who the service is targeted at:
Planned referrals will include children/young people 0-16 years & resident
within the four partnership areas of St Helens.
! Children/young people at risk of suffering significant harm.
! Looked after children/young people subject to a rehabilitation plan.
How the services can be accessed:
All referrals have to be accompanied by a Common Assessment Framework
(CAF) or equivalent assessment.
Referrals received through Children and Young People’s Family Support Team.
Additional information:
None
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Fire and Rescue Service - Cheshire
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Fire and Rescue Service - Cheshire
Halton Community Safety Centre
Widnes Fire Station
Lacey Street
Widnes
WA8 7SW
0151 495 3510
www.cheshirefire.gov.uk
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
P
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
P
P
Feeding Safely
Services offered:
a) Fire safety education, advice and information
b) Home Safety Assessments
c) Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service receive referrals from social services and
the police for people who have received threats of arson. Community
Safety advocates have received specialist domestic violence training and can
fit fireproof letter box covers.
d) Fitting of smoke alarms.
e) A range of community outreach services, including:
>
RESPECT programme for young people aged 13-19 years old.
>
Prince’s Trust Team Programme for 16-25 year olds.
>
‘On the Streets’ detached youth work service.
>
‘Firesafe’ programme for children and young people.
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
All members of the local community.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Telephone main contact number or Home Safety Assessments can be requested
through www.cheshirefire.gov.uk.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
See website.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Fire and Rescue Service - Merseyside
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Fire and Rescue Service - Merseyside
Caring Safely and Bridle Road
Domestic Abuse
Bootle
Merseyside
L30 4YD
0151 296 4000 or 088 731 5958
Feeding Safely
(Home Fire Safety Check) 0151 296 4333
www.merseyfire.gov.uk
P
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Halton
St Helens
Open to
All
Services offered:
! Free home fire safety check.
! Fire safety education advice and information.
! Home safety assessments and fitting of smoke detectors.
! Community safety advocates work with vulnerable people to improve fire
safety.
! A range of community outreach services, including:
>
Beacon course for young people
>
Life course for young people
>
Lifesaving youth initiative - 11 year olds
>
St Helens Young Fire Fighters
>
Fire Awareness Child Education Programme - ages 4-11 years
Who the service is targeted at:
Everyone can access home safety assessments.
Outreach programmes aimed at young people and vulnerable groups.
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Freephone 088 731 5958 (self referral and professionals)
Travel Safety
Water Safety
P
Targeted
Groups
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
P
Additional information:
See website.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Halton Domestic Abuse Service
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton Domestic Abuse Service
Freephone 0300 11 11 247
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
For St Helens - see Domestic Abuse factsheet: page 13
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
Fire Safety
Advocacy through the provision of an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) service,
Floating Support and Sanctuary Scheme.
General Child
Safety Advice
IDVA - provides a service to victims at high and very high risk through crisis intervention; needs
and risk assessment; independent advice; support for clients through the Specialist Domestic
Violence Court, or other criminal justice interventions.
Home Safety
Floating Support provides support covering a range of tasks, for low to medium risk victims
of domestic abuse, including although not limited to: help to maintain, identify or access
accommodation; help with financial management; help with accessing benefits; help with
accessing appropriate support services; practical support to live independently and manage a
home.
Sanctuary Scheme - Assessment leads to adaptations that provide a secure and safe
environment whereby victims (and their children) can be protected from a violent partner, or expartner within their own home. This will include target hardening measures such as reinforced
doors, locks and general crime prevention adjustments.
Who the service is targeted at:
Individuals and families who are/have experienced domestic abuse.
How the services can be accessed:
This service operates on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis and all referrals should be directly
received by the Halton Domestic Abuse Service via the following pathways:
Email: [email protected]
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Direct number: 0300 11 11 247
Travel Safety
Additional information:
The service is provided by Halton and District Women’s Aid Association who also offer other
services and can be contacted on 0151 495 2778. If you have any queries regarding the work
of the Halton Domestic Abuse Forum and the Halton area strategy please contact Rosie Lyden,
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Coordinator at Runcorn Town Hall on 0303 333 4300 or
via email; [email protected]
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Halton Housing Trust
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton Housing Trust
Caring Safely and Daresbury Point
Domestic Abuse
Green Wood Drive
Manor Park
Runcorn
Cheshire
Feeding Safely
WA7 1UG
Tel:
0151 510 5000
Halton
P
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
P
St Helens
Fax:
0151 510 5100
www.haltonhousing.org
Open to
All
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Targeted
Groups
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Services offered:
We are the largest social landlord in the borough of Halton, with 6,100 homes
in Widnes and Runcorn. We have a number of different types of general needs
homes ranging from semi-detached houses, flats and maisonettes to more
specialist bungalows specifically designed for older people. We provide a
range of services, but our primary focus is on providing housing that benefits
the local community and creates communities where people want to live.
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
Who the service is targeted at:
We provide affordable homes for people who may not have the means to buy
or rent a home privately, help people who are homeless and provide support to
older or disabled people to help them live independently in their own home.
How the services can be accessed:
Anyone over 16 years old can apply to go on our housing register. Please note
however that we only re-house under 18's in exceptional circumstances. If you
would like to join our housing register, please ring or call into your local
housing office.
Additional information:
Local office contact details:
Simms Cross
(Widnes)
Ditton Office
(Widnes)
Grange House
(Runcorn)
Tel. 0151 510 5026
Tel. 0151 510 5025
Tel. 0151 510 5027
For full address details please go our website www.haltonhousing.org
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Handyperson Scheme - St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Home Improvement Agency
Handyperson Scheme - St Helens
2nd Floor
Wesley House
Corporation Street
St Helens
01744 676555 or 671679
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
P
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
Fitting of minor aids and adaptations such as grab rails, stair rails, following an
occupational therapist assessment.
Home repairs such as changing tap washers, replacing curtain rails, building
flat pack furniture and changing light bulbs. Security issues, fitting window
locks and door locks etc. Home safety checks, removing potential hazards in
the home. Fitting of safety equipment.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Older, disabled home owners and vulnerable households. However, anybody
may self refer. The service operates on a priority basis, so they will assess the
risk level and target services accordingly.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
By self-referral or referral by a professional. Contact 01744 671679/676555 for
minor repairs. Contact 01744 676600 for occupational therapist assessment.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
P
Misuse
Health Improvement Team (Drugs and Alcohol)
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Health Improvement Team (Drugs and Alcohol)
Caring Safely and Health Improvement Service
Domestic Abuse
NHS Halton and St Helens
Cowley Hill Lane
St Helens
WA10 2AP
Feeding Safely
01744 621785
St Helens
Fire Safety
Targeted
Groups
General Child
Safety Advice
Halton
P
Open to
All
P
Services offered:
Level One Intervention (Alcohol) - identification, screening, offering of brief
advice/interventions and onward referral (when appropriate) for clients within
the Neighbourhood Management areas of Central Link, Sutton, Parr and
Earlestown.
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Who the service is targeted at:
Health Professionals working within these areas can refer clients with alcohol
related concerns. (Referral forms can be obtained from Health Improvement).
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Through the completion of referral forms to Karen Davies, Health Improvement
Practitioner. These can be accessed by calling Karen on the number above.
Water Safety
Additional information:
None.
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Health Visiting - Halton and St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton Health Visiting Service, Health Care Resource
Centre, Oaks Place, Caldwell Road, Widnes, WA8 7GD
0151 495 5066
St Helens Health Visiting Service, The Elms Annexe,
Cowley Hill Lane, St Helens, WA10 2AP
01744 627567
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
P
Services offered:
Halton and St Helens Health Visiting Service works with individuals, families and
communities to improve health and tackle inequalities by promoting healthy
lifestyles and addressing concerns about physical and mental wellbeing;
!
!
!
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Feeding Safely
P
P
Targeted
Groups
!
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The health of babies and young children
Parenting and supporting young families
Emotional wellbeing
Living a healthy life
Who the service is targeted at:
Every family with a child under 5 years has a named Health Visiting team who
can advise on everyday difficulties as well as immunisation programmes,
parenting, managing difficult behaviour and any special needs a child might
have.
How the services can be accessed:
You will find Health Visiting teams at your local GP surgery or at the local health
centre or at your local children's centre. Contact details are available from the
administrative base as detailed above.
Additional information:
Health Visitors are qualified nurses who have undertaken additional specialist
training.
Many people think that Health Visitors only work with babies and their families
– this is not the complete picture. Health Visitors aim to promote the health of
the whole community.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
P
Safety Around
Pets
P
Smoke Free
Homes
P
Sun Safety
P
Travel Safety
P
Water Safety
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Helena Partnerships
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Helena Partnerships
Caring Safely and Head Office
Domestic Abuse
Alexandra Park
Prescot Road
St Helens
Merseyside
Feeding Safely
WA10 3TT
01744 637383
Halton
P
P
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
P
www.helenapartnerships.co.uk
St Helens
P
Open to
All
P
Targeted
Groups
P
Services offered:
Helena Partnerships is a housing association which owns and manages over
12,500 homes in St Helens. We provide general need housing and Helena
Extra provides specialist housing and support to young people and those over
55. We work in partnership to provide fire safety advice and support is
available for those suffering domestic violence. Our neighbourhood
management service is provided via local teams and all services can be
accessed via One Call on 01744 637383.
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Who the service is targeted at:
Existing and prospective tenants who require housing within the borough. This
includes vulnerable people, those who are homeless, young people and older
people who require support to live independently.
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Services can be accessed via One Call on 01744 637383, Monday- Friday
8.00am – 6.00pm and an emergency service is provided 24 hours a day, 365
days per year.
Additional information:
None.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Home Improvement Agency - Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton Home Improvement Agency
Halton Borough Council
Town Hall
Heath Road
Runcorn
WA7 5TD
0303 333 4300
www.halton.gov.uk
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
P
Services offered:
a) Means tested financial assistance for minor/major repairs and renovations
of privately owned dwellings. Certain eligibility criteria will apply.
b) Assistance with 'Disabled Facilities Grant' home adaptations, including
property surveys, drawing plans, obtaining quotes and monitoring works in
progress.
c) Handyperson Service: Minor household repairs and improvements to assist
vulnerable people to stay living independently in their own home.
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
a) Owner occupiers living in Halton.
b) Owner occupiers and private tenants living in Halton.
c) Vulnerable family households living in Halton.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Self referral to Halton Borough Council's Contact Centre 0303 333 4300.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
See website - www.halton.gov.uk
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Home Improvement Agency - St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Home Improvement Agency - St Helens
Caring Safely and St Helens Council
Domestic Abuse
2nd Floor Wesley House
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HE
Feeding Safely
01744 676555
01744 676244
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
[email protected]
Halton
St Helens
P
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
P
Services offered:
Carry out home safety checks. Installation of security and safety measures.
Minor household repairs based around safety issues and accident prevention.
Falls prevention and removal of trip hazards. Fitting of assistive technology
equipment - Carbon Monoxide monitors, cold alarms etc.
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Who the service is targeted at:
Vulnerable Family Households within the St Helens Borough. Other domestic
households where children may be cared for or regularly visit.
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
How the services can be accessed:
The service can be accessed by professional bodies or self referral by any of the
above contact details. (telephone, fax, email) or by calling into the Contact
Centre at Wesley House.
Additional information:
Contact Centre open 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Home Start - St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Julie Smith
Scheme Manager
Home Start - St Helens
Peter Street Centre
Peter Street
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 2EQ
Tel:
01744 737400
Fax: 01744 454603
[email protected]
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
P
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
P
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
P
Services offered:
Home-Start St Helens matches home visiting volunteers with young families who are
experiencing difficulties. Home-Start volunteers are parents themselves and, after
completing an accredited course of preparation, they bring a family their personal
experience and considerable knowledge of the resources in their local area. All
volunteers are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked, have two references, are
health checked and have a check carried out with Children and Young People’s
Services.
Their support is non-judgemental, free and confidential. A volunteer visits a family, in
their own home, for two or three hours a week, for as long as a family needs them or
until the youngest child turns five. A volunteer helps build a parent's confidence so they
can make positive choices about how to run their own lives. In addition to providing
emotional support, volunteers are able to provide practical support such as
accompanying families to local groups, health appointments, etc.
Home-Start volunteers act as a bridge between families and the social and economic
benefits and services in their community that they may otherwise miss out on. HomeStart St Helens also offer support outside the family home in the form of a Family
Group and a Multiple Birth Group.
Who the service is targeted at:
Any family with at least one child under the age of five years living in the
Borough of St Helens.
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Families may self-refer to the service or be referred via another agency. If you are an
agency making a referral, you must gain the consent of the parent/carer prior to doing so.
Families/agencies may refer over the phone giving the following details: names and dates of
birth of parents/carers and children, address, contact number/s, name of Health Visitor and
GP, details of any other involved agencies. You may also obtain a referral form from the
Home-Start St Helens office if preferred and return via post/fax/email.
Additional information:
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Travel Safety
Water Safety
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Housing: Private Sector Initiatives - Halton Council
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Housing: Private Sector Initiatives - Halton Council
Caring Safely and Environmental Health
Domestic Abuse
Halton Borough Council
0151 906 4891 or Ext 3070 or Direct Link Offices
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
P
Home Safety
P
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Halton
P
Services offered:
Private Sector Housing
Providing a service for tenants in the private sector, who are faced with disrepair
issues within the property they rent. The tenant must make the landlord aware
of the problems that exist in the first instance but if no action taken by the
landlord the team can intervene by enforcing standards in rented properties.
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Private Sector Tenants
Smoke Free
Homes
How the services can be accessed:
Via main contact number 0151 906 4891 or Ext 3070 or Direct Link Offices
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
Additional information:
To provide advice and assistance where required regarding private sector
housing.
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Housing: Private Sector Initiatives - St Helens Council
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Housing: Private Sector Initiatives - St Helens Council
Environmental Health
2nd Floor, Wesley House
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HE
01744 671602
www.sthelens.gov.uk
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
P
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
P
Services offered:
a) Property inspections and enforcement of standards in rented properties.
b) Housing (financial) assistance for owner-occupied properties.
General Child
Safety Advice
P
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Who the service is targeted at:
a) Residential tenants (including Registered Social Landlord tenants).
b) Owner-occupiers.
How the services can be accessed:
a) and b) Service request direct from client or consensual referral from health
professional.
Additional information:
See www.sthelens.gov.uk for further information on a) and b) above.
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton
Caring Safely and
Telephone 01925 221546
P
Domestic Abuse
email: [email protected]
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
P
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
General Child
Safety Advice
St Helens
P
P
Services offered:
The Independent Sexual Violence Advisor is specially trained to work sensitively
in response to the needs of individuals who have experienced sexual violence.
They offer practical and emotional support to people who have been raped or
sexually assaulted. ISVA's offer advocacy and support through reporting to the
Police and with any subsequent legal proceedings. ISVA's can also help with
health issues such as GUM appointments as well as liaising with other social
support agencies.
Who the service is targeted at:
! Male and female clients aged 16+ for the ISVAs.
! Accept referrals for historical and recent incidents.
How the services can be accessed:
Referrals should be made via the central office which can be contacted on
01925 221546 or via email [email protected]
They will require the client’s name, safe contact telephone number, address
including postcode and date of birth. Also need to know when the incident
occurred; if it was within the past 72 hours we need to contact the client ASAP to
ensure they have been informed of/given access to morning after pill and PEPS
medication.
Travel Safety
Water Safety
Additional information:
ISVA is employed by RASASC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) who also
offer more general sexual abuse support services such as a Young Peoples
Service 10-19 which can be accessed through the contact information provided
above.
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Liverpool Housing Trust
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Liverpool Housing Trust
Priory House
Northway
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 2FS
01928 796000
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
www.lht.co.uk
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
P
P
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
P
Services offered:
Liverpool Housing Trust is a social housing provider. We provide general needs
housing and support to vulnerable people and families who need additional
support to live independently in their homes, e.g. adaptations, lifeline alarms.
We work in partnership with other agencies to provide the following services:
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
1.
2.
3.
We offer a Neighbourhood and Housing Management service to our
tenants.
We provide housing to rent, and operate a waiting list for our properties.
Where a family (tenants only) requires additional support we have Tenant
Support. We take part in multi-agency working, including making referrals
to the Fire Service and we undertake home safety measures where
necessary.
Who the service is targeted at:
Our services are aimed at all those who require accommodation. Arena, our
Tenancy Support Service is aimed at those people who need housing related
support or care.
How the services can be accessed:
For professional or self referrals please contact our Customer Service Centre on
01928 796000 and ask to speak to the Neighbourhood Housing Officer for the
area concerned.
Additional information:
Our Customer Service Centre is open week days 8.00am to 8.00pm. 01928
796000. Our Office is open week days 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
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Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Parenting Practitioners - Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Parenting Practitioners - Halton
Caring Safely and Halton Brook Children’s Centre
Domestic Abuse
Fernhurst
Halton Brook
Runcorn
WA7 4NJ
Feeding Safely
01928 573265
Halton
P
P
email:
Home Safety
Immunisation
Open to
All
P
[email protected]
Targeted
Groups
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
St Helens
Services offered:
Provide a rolling programme of structured parenting groups to help parents
and other carers of children and young people to develop effective strategies
for building a positive relationship with their child, encouraging positive
behaviour and dealing with problem behaviours. Programmes available
include Group ‘Triple P’ (Positive Parenting Programme), Teen Group ‘Triple P’
and the Family Links Nurturing Programme.
We can also offer short, individual parenting interventions where this is
appropriate (e.g. to help parents deal with a specific, minor issue).
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Parents and carers of children living in Halton.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Water Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Referral is via the single parenting group referral form which is available from
the email address above, and which should be returned along with any
assessments available (e.g. CAF, IA). Self referrals may be made by telephone,
email or by calling in to any Children's Centre for assistance to complete a
form.
Additional information:
Group ‘Triple P’ and Teen Group ‘Triple P’ are currently run on a termly basis,
and Family Links Nurturing Programme once a year.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Plus Dane Group
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Plus Dane Group
Jackson House
Second Avenue
Runcorn
WA7 2PD
Freephone: 0800 169 2988
www.neighbourhoodinvestor.com
Halton
P
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
P
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
Housing.
Our main role is providing social rented housing for residents in a number of
areas across Merseyside and Cheshire, including Halton and St Helens. Plus
Dane provides general needs housing for rent and shared ownership. Within
the Halton area there is a Category 1 sheltered scheme for residents over 55 or
with specific needs.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
All those who need housing, and the Shelter Scheme is available to those aged
over 55 or with specific needs.
How the services can be accessed:
The service can be accessed via our Customer Care Centre, telephone
freephone 0800 169 2988 or by calling into the Jackson House office between
9.00 am and 12.00 pm.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Group ‘Triple P’ and Teen Group ‘Triple P’ are currently run on a termly basis,
and Family Links Nurturing Programme once a year.
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Police - Cheshire
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Police - Cheshire
Caring Safely and Clemonds Hey
Domestic Abuse
Oakmere Road
Winsford
CW7 2UA
0845 458 0000 (non emergencies) or call Crimestoppers
Feeding Safely
on 0800 555 111. In an emergency where an immediate
response is required, always dial 999.
Halton
P
P
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
www.cheshire.police.uk
St Helens
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
! Investigation of crime.
! Joint investigations with Children’s Social Care relating to neglect.
! Management and participation in MARAC (Domestic Abuse).
! Crime prevention advice.
Home Safety
P
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Parents and carers of children living in Halton.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Neighbourhood Police Units - Runcorn and Widnes.
Community Safety Team/CDRP/Public Protection Unit Referral Unit.
Emergency Service.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Police - Merseyside
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
St Helens Family Crime Investigation Unit
0151 777 1590/1595
Fax: 0151 777 1588
Merseyside Police
0151 709 6010
Crimestoppers
0800 555 111
Emergency
999
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
P
P
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
The St Helens Family Crime Investigation Unit (FCIU) offers a 7 day a week
service between the hours of 9am and 9pm. The Unit is staffed by 13 police
officers who are supported by a number of civilian police staff. All the police
officers are trained detectives who specialise in investigations into child abuse,
vulnerable adult abuse and domestic abuse.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
The department will also signpost victims of crime into the various support
networks that exist locally and nationally.
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
The service is universal and is available to all members of the community.
Smoke Free
Homes
How the services can be accessed:
The services of the department can be accessed through the contact numbers
listed about and also by calling into St Helens Police Station.
Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Additional information:
The St Helens FCIU works closely with many other statutory and voluntary
agencies both locally and regionally. If you are unsure or unable to contact the
department directly then anyone can contact the FCIU on your behalf. In most
cases any contact with you will remain confidential.
Water Safety
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Riverside
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton Brook Avenue
Caring Safely and Halton Brook
Domestic Abuse
Runcorn
WA7 2NW
Halton
P
Feeding Safely
Century House
Hardshaw Street
St Helens
0845 111 0000
P www.riverside.org.uk
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
St Helens
Open to
All
P
P
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
Riverside is part of the Riverside group and has a range of rented properties for
single people, families and older people throughout Merseyside including
St Helens and Halton. We work with a range of partners in the area.
We have protocols with the fire service to arrange safety checks in tenants’
homes.
To apply for housing please contact our Customer Service Centre as detailed
below or call into one of our offices. ECHG is also part of the group and has
arrangements with managing agents in both these areas to provide
accommodation for people needing support.
Who the service is targeted at:
People in need of housing and Riverside tenants in the Halton area.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
By contacting our Customer Service Centre on 0845 111 0000 or by visiting the
office in Halton Brook or visiting our site on the internet.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Water Safety
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CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Road Safety - Halton and St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Road Safety - Halton
Lisa Scott, Road Safety Unit, Rutland House, Halton Lea,
Runcorn, WA7 2GW
0151 471 7365 email: [email protected]
Road Safety and Travel Awareness
Gillian Roberts, St Helens Council, 3rd Floor, Lincoln
House, Corporation Street, St Helens, Merseyside,
WA10 1UQ
01744 673233 email: [email protected]
P
Halton
Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
P
St Helens
Open to
All
Feeding Safely
P
Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
1. Free child car seat advice and fitting checked in vehicles for all members of
the public living in Halton and St Helens.
2. Officers can visit groups organised by health professionals to deliver a road
safety session to parents and their young children, e.g. post-natal classes,
Health Visitor groups, family time groups etc. involving stories and role play
for the children etc.
3. We can train any staff who are responsible for transporting children in the
safe fitting of child car seats.
4. We can advise on general staff driving policies, work related road safety and
eco driving for staff who drive as part of their work.
Who the service is targeted at:
1. All members of the public living and working in the Halton or St Helens
area.
2. Local employers in the Halton or St Helens area.
How the services can be accessed:
For Halton, contact the Road Safety Unit direct as detailed above, or through
the Council's contact centre on 0303 333 4300.
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
For St Helens, contact the Road Safety & Travel Awareness unit direct as detailed
above, or through the Council's contact centre on 01744 456789.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Useful websites: Thinkroadsafety.gov.uk, Childcarseats.org.uk, Rospa.com, Capt.org.uk
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Misuse
School Nursing Service
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
St Helens: The Elms Annexe
Caring Safely and Cowley Hill Lane, St Helens, WA10 2AW
Domestic Abuse
01744 627570
email: [email protected]
Halton
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Halton: Widnes Health Care Resource Centre
Feeding Safely
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Oaks Place, Caldwell Road, Widnes, WA8 7GD
0151 495 5049
email: [email protected]
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
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Home Safety
Immunisation
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Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
St Helens
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Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
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Services offered:
Provision of universal health screening at reception. Assessing the health needs
of young people at key transitional points.
Teenage Pregnancy: Mobile sexual health services (Clinic in a Box) across a
range of school and community settings.
Provision of CPD/PSHEe accreditation for community nurses and support
staff.
Asthma and life threatening allergies: Provision of training and support
to children, young people, parents/guardians/and education staff.
Healthy weight: provide the data for the National Child Measurement
Programme. targeted support for hard to reach young people who are above
91st centile.
Immunisation Programmes: HPV vacciantion programme for girls and
leavers booster at year 10.
Safeguarding: identification of children and young people at risk of harm,
initiation and engagement of safeguarding procedures.
Disability: School nurses providing required clinical skills for children with
complex medical conditions.
Drop-in Services across all secondary schools and the majority of primary
schools for children, young people, parent’s and education staff.
Sun Safety
Who the service is targeted at:
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Children and young people aged 15-19 years.
Travel Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Via School Nursing Service - mainly school based but services are provided in
community settings.
Water Safety
Additional information:
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Smoke Free Homes - Health Improvement Team
(Tobacco Control)
Contact Details:
Health Improvement Team (Tobacco Control)
Suite 1E
Midwood House
Midwood Street
Widnes
WA8 6BH
Tel: 01928 593085
Fax: 0151 420 6788
Halton
Baby Sleep Safe
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Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
Open to
All
Targeted
Groups
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
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Services offered:
1. Smoke Free Home Scheme registration pack which contains useful
information and advice on protecting children and pets against secondhand
smoke. The pack also contains resources.
2. We can offer Smoke Free Home training to any staff that come into contact
with young families.
3. If required, we can also refer patients and offer advice and support to stop
smoking.
Who the service is targeted at:
Pilot scheme targeting Riverside and Kingsway wards in Widnes initially. This is
a partnership with Environmental Health and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.
The intention is to roll out the scheme across both boroughs in the future. It is
aimed at parents.
How the services can be accessed:
Obtain official referral form by telephoning 01928 593085. Professionals
should complete referral form and fax back to 0151 420 6788. Clients will
receive pack upon receipt of faxed/posted referral form.
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
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Smoke Free
Homes
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Sun Safety
Travel Safety
Additional information:
If client interested in stopping smoking support is available via Stop Smoking
Service. Can self refer by phoning service on 01928 593043 or 01744 814837.
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Alcohol and Drug
Misuse
Smoking Cessation Service - Halton and St Helens
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Halton and St Helens SUPPORT
Caring Safely and c/o Irwin Road Clinic
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
WA9 3UG
Feeding Safely
St Helens Area Office
Halton Area Office
01744 814837
0151 420 6788
email: smoking.su[email protected]
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
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Halton
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St Helens
Open to
All
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Targeted
Groups
Services offered:
Help and advice to stop smoking with trained practitioners in psychological
and behavioural support. Provision to supply Nicotine Replacement Therapy
(NRT) products or request to GP for prescription medication where appropriate.
Group and 1:1 appointment sessions are available in a variety of locations
including evenings and weekends.
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
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Homes
Sun Safety
Who the service is targeted at:
Every smoker with a desire to quit, the service does not discriminate. Specialist
services have been set up for pregnant women, patients with mental health
issues, hospital services and youth.
How the services can be accessed:
Drop-in service at any session. Find up to date details of sessions on
www.haltonandsthelenspct.nhs.uk and putting 'smoking' in the search option or
by calling one of the above numbers.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
See national website: www.smokefree.nhs.uk
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Misuse
Walk-in Centres
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
St Helens Walk-in Centre
The Millennium Centre
Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1HJ
01744 627401
Widnes Walk-in Centre
Health Care Resource Centre
Oaks Place
Caldwell Road
Widnes
WA8 7GD
0151 495 5000
Halton
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Caring Safely and
Domestic Abuse
St Helens
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Open to
All
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Targeted
Groups
Feeding Safely
Fire Safety
Services offered:
The assessment, diagnosis, treatment and/or referral of all patients presenting
with a minor illness and or minor injury within four hours.
General Child
Safety Advice
To provide open access to healthcare for minor illnesses and minor injuries,
without an appointment, for registered and unregistered patients.
Home Safety
Immunisation
Who the service is targeted at:
Primarily treat residents of St Helens and Halton, but provides open access to
all who present to the service, regardless of age, culture, disability, general or
religious beliefs, accessible to local residents by public transport.
How the services can be accessed:
Access to Health Care Professionals, without an appointment, for registered and
unregistered patients.
Safety Around
Pets
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
Aimed at all patients presenting with a minor illness or minor injury.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
St Helens service is located within the town centre new build, close to trains and bus terminals
and is open from 7.00am until 10.00pm Monday to Saturday and 9.00am to 10.00pm
Sundays. Halton service is located within Widnes town centre, close to the bus terminal.
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Misuse
Warm Front
Baby Sleep Safe
Contact Details:
Warm Front
Caring Safely and Insulation and Heating Grant
Domestic Abuse
0800 316 6011
Feeding Safely
Warm Front
Heating Rebate Scheme
0800 316 3012
www.warmfront.co.uk
Fire Safety
General Child
Safety Advice
Home Safety
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Halton
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St Helens
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Open to
All
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Targeted
Groups
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Services offered:
National government funded scheme providing a package of insulation and
heating improvements of up to the value of £3500 or (£6000 if oil, low carbon
or renewable technologies are used). There is also a Warm Front Heating
Rebate Scheme for those aged 60 or over owning their own home or renting
from a private landlord, allowing people to claim a Warm Front £300 Heating
Rebate towards the cost of repairing or installing a heating system.
Immunisation
Safety Around
Pets
Who the service is targeted at:
Home owners or private tenants who meet certain criteria, including those in
receipt of certain benefits.
Smoke Free
Homes
Sun Safety
How the services can be accessed:
Direct access by public via website www.warmfront.co.uk or telephone the
freephone number above.
Travel Safety
Additional information:
Water Safety
Benefit entitlement check call (freephone) 0800 072 9006 or email [email protected]
See also the Affordable Warmth section of the www.sthelens.gov.uk website for more information
and for a free leaflet on energy efficiency.
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acknowledgements
This resource has been developed by the Public Health Team of NHS
Halton and St Helens under the umbrella of the Safeguarding Children’s
Boards and Children’s Trusts of Halton Council and St Helens Council.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the writing and
editing of this pack. Special thanks goes to Jeanette Jones, NHS Halton
and St Helens whose work on the design and layout of the resource has
been invaluable.
CHILD SAFETY DIRECTORY
For further copies of this resource please contact the Health Improvement
Team on 01744 626667.