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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

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