Category: Parents & Children

Child Safety Education Coalition website

Child Safety Education Coalition

Child Safety Education Coalition

CSEC project manager John Vallender, said: “Unintentional injuries cut short and affect the lives of far too many of our children.

“CSEC passionately believes that as they grow up, children should have opportunities to learn valuable skills to enable them to develop a confidence in risk management that will benefit them throughout life.”

“We hope that organisations which affirm our mission will join the coalition so we can share knowledge and promote the expansion of high-quality practical safety education, and ultimately reduce the number of children who are seriously affected by unintentional injuries.”

CSEC objectives
To define, audit, develop, manage, promote and support ‘high quality practical safety education’ in England. In order to achieve these, member organisations will work together to:

  • Identify common and avoidable injuries to children and young people
  • Identify activities where practical safety education could be improved, extended or introduced
  • Provide children with opportunities to develop risk competence appropriate to their age and developmental stage, which is transferable to all aspects of their lives
  • Enable children and young people to have the confidence put their risk competence into practice
  • CSEC Resource links include:

    · Unintended Injury
    · Management of Risk
    · Safety Education
    · Safeguarding
    · Road and Transport Safety
    · Drowning
    · Poisoning
    · Burns and Scalds
    · Trips and Falls

    For further information on the Child Safety Education Coalition @

    Natural England – Places to visit in the UK

    Natural England

    Natural England

    They say

    Natural England’s purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

    Our broad remit means that our reach extends across the country. We work with people such as farmers, town and country planners, researchers and scientists, and the general public on a range of schemes and initiatives.

    Put simply, our aim is to create a better natural environment that covers all of our urban, country and coastal landscapes, along with all of the animals, plants and other organisms that live with us.

    If you are a parent or teacher looking for places to visit in the UK Natural England’s website has a good search facility where you can refine and select the type of place that you would like your children to get to know and understand better.


  • Toilets
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Hard Surface Parking
  • Shelter available
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Picnic Area
  • Easy Access
  • Teachers Pack
  • Farm Facts Leaflet
  • Car parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Coach parking
  • Habitats

  • Flower-rich grassland
  • Ponds
  • Wetlands
  • Hedgerows
  • Dry stone walls
  • Heathland
  • Woodlands
  • Intensive grassland
  • Arable
  • Heather Moorland
  • Additional resources include searches for local:

  • Farm visits – Educational Access sites provide opportunities for schools
  • National Nature Reserves
  • Local Nature Reserves
  • Nature on the Map – an interactive site that includes maps of Local and National Nature Reserves and Country Parks
  • As well as national resources i.e Visit a National Nature Reserve.

    The also has additional resources for lessons.

    Find out more about Natural England @

    Shorething the RNLI beach website for children, teachers & parents

    Shorething is divided into three sections

    The Young Peoples Section contains

  • Grace Darling – The story Grace became famous for helping her father to rescue the survivors from the SS Forfarshire when the ship was driven by a storm onto Harcar rocks on 7th September 1838. Also includes Lesson plans & Interactive whiteboard activity
  • Safety at the beach – Beach risk safety game & beach volleyball game
  • Cool downloads – Spotters guide, Desktop toy, Wallpapers, Screensavers
  • Blue Peter – About the TV programme Blue Peter and its contribution to the RNLI
  • Games – Beach risk safety game, Train a lifeguard game, Build a lifeboat game, Decision making quiz, Boating safety game
  • The Teachers and Parents Section contains

  • Download lesson plans and whiteboard activities
  • Assessment by subject or activity
  • Fundraising
  • Orderable resources
  • Projects
  • Grace Darling
  • Literacy Activity (Wordplay)
  • The Volunteers section contains

    Information on finding out about joining the RNLI team of Education volunteers who communicate with young people about sea and beach safety and the work of the RNLI. With resources for Education volunteers.

    Find out more @ the Shorething website

    Defining Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

    A guide for parents defining Key Stage 1 and 2 Children’s Ages, Year and School Type

    Age on 1st Sept
    Curriculum stage
    5Year 1Key Stage 1Infant schoolFirst school
    6Year 2
    7Year 3Key Stage 2Junior school
    8Year 4
    9Year 5Middle school
    10Year 6

    The Child Accident Prevention Trust – Safety Resources for Parents and Teachers

    Child Accident Prevention Trust

    Child Accident Prevention Trust

    The Child Accident Prevention Trust is the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. We aim to provide independent, expert, practical information on preventing accidents to children and young people.

    Another well designed website with information split across key stage 1, 2 & 3. Includes the following KS1 safety information:

  • Burns and scalds
  • Electrical safety
  • Falls
  • Fire safety
  • Poisons
  • Road safety
  • For further information on The Child Accident Prevention Trust

    Online Publications for Children, Schools and Families

    The Online Publications for schools service links directly into the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ ordering hotline and distribution centre.

    All users can choose to view or download the publications that are relevant to them. Registered users can order copies (paper-based, CDs, videos etc) and receive email alerts to the latest documents.

    Safety Signs & Their Meanings

    The instructions in the table below apply to all signs incorporating a safety colour.


    Meaning or purpose

    Instructions and information


    Prohibition Sign

    Danger Alarm

    Fire Fighting Equipment

    Dangerous behaviour



    Emergency cut out devices


    Identification and location

    Yellow or Amber

    Warning Sign

    Be careful

    take precautions



    Mandatory Sign

    Specific behaviour or action

    Wear personal protective equipment


    Emergency Escape

    First Aid Sign

    No danger






    Return to normal

    Online Games to Aid Learning about Personal Safety

    The parental resources section is currently under construction. We apologise for any inconvenience and are trying to get this section operational within the next month.

    Fire Hazards – Online Game