Keeping Children Safe from Scalds and Burns

Direct Gov

Direct Gov

The Kitchen and equipment within it used for cooking and making food and drinks are responsible for more 50% of all scalds and burns.

This site contains information on Scalds & Burns in English and in Welsh and covers:

  • In the kitchen
  • Hot drinks
  • In the bathroom
  • Outdoors
  • What to do if your child has a scald or a burn
  • With links to:

  • First aid courses and further related safety resources
  • Emergency Telephone Numbers:

  • England and Wales NHS Direct 0845 4647
  • Scotland NHS 24 08454 242424
  • English scalds & burns version

    Welsh scalds & burns version