Theme of the day: Drowning - Friday 5th June

With the summer on it way the water may seem a great way for us to cool down but for young children, there is a real risk of drowning in the home or garden, including neighbours’ gardens. Be aware of the risks using this handy factsheet .

Young children

Did you know babies can drown in almost 5cm of water? Think baths, showers, paddling pools, ponds, rivers and streams. Never leave a small child alone with water. You can find some useful tips on the how to stay safe around water by visiting 

Children under 8

Children under 8 still need to be supervised in and around water. They might understand safety instructions but are likely to forget in the heat of the moment. For further information on how to stay safe around water visit

Older children

As children become older and possibly stronger swimmers, it’s important to be aware of the safe places to swim and dangers of swimming in open water. Check out for more information on how to stay safe around water, visit: 


Some families might want a trip to the seaside after lockdown. @RNLI has loads of information and tips to stay safe on the beach and in the sea. Visit

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