National Burn Awareness Day 2019 – 16th October
A burn injury is for life – the scars are physical as well as psychological and can present life-long challenges for the individual and their families.
Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable and the majority of injuries occur as a result of an accident that could so easily have been prevented.
On this year’s National Burn Awareness Day we are supporting the Safe Tea Campaign which aims to prevent serious burns (scalds) from mugs of hot tea or coffee and to ensure that parents/carers know how to give burns first aid.
- Read all about the hidden dangers of hot drinks and what you can do to help keep children safe on the campaign website at safetea.org.uk
- Printable posters, flyers, activities and other resources to use with groups or individuals (e.g. parenting or play groups, with new parents at home) can be downloaded for the website to provide the tools to deliver Safe Tea messages and help parents keep their little ones safe from hot drink burns!
- FREE RESOURCES are available to practitioners who work with parents of young children – each pack includes a reach chart, 5 flyers, a poster, activity sheets, stickers and 5 first aid fridge magnets.
Children’s Burns Trust works alongside the British Burn Association to raise awareness and grow the momentum of National Burn Awareness Day each year.
- A toolkit, and other resources, for National Burn Awareness Day 2019 are available to download from the CBT website at www.cbtrust.org.uk/national-burn-awareness-day/