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.
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK)
Canal and River Trust - Summer water safety
Water Safety at the beach
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue
RNLI – Float to Live
RNLI – Activity sheets and posters
Colin the Coastguard
National Water Safety Signs – do you know what these mean?
Reservoir safety (United Utilities)
Particularly good package for use with teenagers
Open Water Education Network
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
Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun (CBeebies)
Sun safety in schools (Skcin)