Childrens Burns Trust Safety Guidance

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Childrens Burns Trust Safety Guidance

  • 30 babies and toddlers go to the hospital with a hot drink burn every day. Keep hot drinks out of reach.
  • 60% of all under 3 paediatric burn attendances to Accident & Emergency Departments are due to hot drink burns. Keep hot drinks out of reach.
  • 590 children a month require admission to an NHS Burns Service following a severe burn or scald injury.
  • 4,609 children under 5 were so badly burnt they were admitted to a NHS specialist burns service last year – over 12 toddlers every day.
  • The most common place of injury is the home for children and the elderly. For adults, it’s the workplace.
  • Did you know hot drinks are the most common cause of burns in children? Something as common as a tea or coffee can have devastating effects.
  • Prevention & good first aid are key to reducing the number of burns and scalds occurring each year.
  • Irons & Hair Straighteners take longer than you think to cool down - 662+ children (0–14 yrs) last year were treated for burns from them.

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