Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in children aged one to 14 years old in the UK and causes more children to be admitted to hospital each year than any other reason.
Many injuries and accidents can be avoided and CSM works with schools, families and communities to help children develop the necessary skills to keep them safe and protect them from harm.
We take an interactive approach to education by delivering hands-on events in partnership with the emergency services and local safety agencies, covering topics from fire and road safety to social issues such as bullying and self-esteem.
The LASER (Learning About Safety by Experiencing Risk) events give pupils a unique opportunity to learn valuable life skills from the professionals, through interactive demonstrations and discussions in real life situations.
Our ultimate aim is to create real change and reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured as a result of accidents. To achieve this, we need to ensure that:
- Every child in the UK is educated on preventative measures.
- Our work covers all the vital things that prepare children for life in and beyond school.