Week B

During the summer months and the school summer break, there are additional hazards and risks to be aware of, particularly for young people who may be drawn into risky behaviours. This page provides a range of links relating to water and sun safety which families may find interesting and helpful.

 

Water Safety

Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK)
https://www.rlss.org.uk/pages/category/drowning-prevention-week-campaign

Canal and River Trust - Summer water safety
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/safety-on-our-waterways/summer-water-safety

Water Safety at the beach
https://www.rlss.org.uk/water-safety-at-the-beach

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue
http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/keeping-safe-outdoors/water-safety-code/

RNLI – Float to Live
https://rnli.org/pages/ppc/beach-safety/beach-safe-float

RNLI – Activity sheets and posters
https://rnli.org/youth-education/education-resources/activity-sheets-and-posters

Colin the Coastguard
https://colinthecoastguard.com/

National Water Safety Signs – do you know what these mean?
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/Assets/watersafety_signs.pdf

Reservoir safety (United Utilities)
Particularly good package for use with teenagers
https://www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support/about-us/recreation-sites/reservoir-safety/

Open Water Education Network
https://owen7.org.uk/water-safety-tips

 

Sun Safety

The Teenage Cancer Trust found that nearly two-thirds (61%) of young people aged 13-24 have avoided using sunscreen in order to get a better tan. As the weather gets hotter in the UK, we need to be more knowledgeable about keeping safe in the sun than ever before.

The damage done to young skin can lead to skin cancer developing in later life, so it’s vital to help young people protect themselves in the sun.

Teenage Cancer Trust Resources
https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/support-us/spread-word/shunburn-stay-safe-sun

Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun (CBeebies)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/sun-safety-for-kids

Sun safety in schools (Skcin)
http://www.skcin.org/sunSafetyAndPrevention/sunSafetyInSchools.htm