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A child dies every hour of every day in the EU as a result of an injury...

Accidents remain one of the biggest single causes of death in the UK for children, second only to cancer.

According to a report published by the European Child Safety Alliance, injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children in the European Union.

The report ‘ How safety conscious are European countries toward children’ reveals that death is just the ‘tip of the injury burden’ with many more children suffering serious long term consequences in terms of physical disabilities and psychological effects.
 
Child Safety Week – Taking small steps to safety
A dedicated campaign to highlight child safety kicks off next week. Child Safety Week is a community education campaign that aims to secure a safer environment for children of all ages, so they can live life to the fullest without unnecessary hazards. The theme for 2012 is Small steps to safety - the steps to safety are small but by taking these steps you can help reduce the number of child victims and make a real difference to children’s safety. 
 
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