The Child Accident Prevention Jersey 2014
3rd Child Safety Conference !
Thursday 13th March 2014 held at St Paul's Centre
Sponsored by Ana Leaf Foundation
Delegates were welcomed to the conference by Barbara Bell from Family Nursing & Home Care, followed by the opening speech given by Deputy Anne Pryke, Health Minister.
The morning session key note speaker for the conference was;
- Dr Cathy Howden, Paediatrician - Impact of Jersey accidents in Jersey on children and young people.
Following the keynote speaker, delegates were divided into three groups where they attended the following workshops.
- Jo Thorpe, Volunteering & Family Support Co-ordinator Autism Jersey- Unintentional injuries for children with autism
Rosie Barclay, Animal Behaviourist and Islana McLaughlin-Bell, Dog Training Instructor – Teaching children how to ‘Speak Dog and Stay Safe, recognising unhappy dogs and how to safely approach a dog through a structured learning programme.
- States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service - Fire Safety and Carbon monoxide awareness, dangers including low level exposure risks to carbon monoxide
Following lunch the afternoon session opened with;
- Dr Emma House, Clinical Psychologist- How do accidents affect children? The psychological effects of a child who has sustained an unintentional injury.
Groups then attended the following workshops.
- Martin Preisig, Trading Standards officer - Nursery products and toy safety, why age restrictions on toys are so important
Philip Blake, Road Safety Officer States of Jersey Police - Road safety, an update on practical key safety points
Sarah Vivian and Lynn Bouchard, St John Ambulance - Burns and poisons; risk factors, Jersey statistics and first aid